ACLU lawyer Catherine Crump said the government's "unreasonably burdensome" demands "fundamentally destroyed the company as a whole".
"Lavabit's business was predicated on offering a secure email service, and no company could possibly tell its clients that it offers a secure service if its keys have been handed over to the government," Crump said.…Continue
Holy smokes. Christmas came early this year. Lavabit has filed its opening brief in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.
I went through Logan Airport a few days ago. I'm such a pussy. The TSA went through all my stuff and then took away a 58mm-long Victorinox Swiss Army pocket knife.
I thought the TSA decided to let these small pocket knives be carried on the plane starting April this year. My knife was smaller than 2.36 inches and less than 1/2 inch in width. Did their rules change again?…Continue
Following the closure of Lavabit, Groklaw is now closing down too.
Excerpt of message from the site's founder, Pamela Jones:
...why I can't continue. There is now no shield from forced exposure. Nothing in that parenthetical thought list is terrorism-related, but no one can feel protected enough from forced exposure any more to say anything the least bit like that to anyone in…