Thursday, October 3, 2013

This is scary...

This is scary...  More details about the Lavabit secure email shutdown are emerging.  Now we find out that the FBI got a court order requiring Lavabit to hand over their SSL certificate to the FBI – which would then have allowed the FBI to read each and every email sent on Lavabit, from all of Lavabit's users (not just the ones the FBI had authority to intercept).

Even worse: the choice Lavabit faced was to comply (handing over their certificate) or be shut down.  That means there's every reason to suspect that every other email provider still running has been compromised, and the FBI or NSA or both is reading all your email.

Is this still America?  Can you even imagine what our Founding Fathers would think of this mess?

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