Lavabit founder Ladar Levison raises $100,000 for legal defense

By Shawn Knight
Aug 16, 2013
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  1. It’s been roughly one week since the founder of secure e-mail provider Lavabit, Ladar Levison, elected to shut down the service instead of complying with apparent demands from the government. The 32-year old entrepreneur that ran the e-mail service from...

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  2. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 265   +77

    The US is sinking quickly into a quagmire that hasn't been seen since the last days of the Roman Empire.. So myopic and self involved are the people in power they fail to see that the country is coming apart at the edges..
  3. Ranger1st, I beg to differ. I believe that the people in power know exactly what they are doing. What they are doing only gives them more power. It's the people who voted them into office who are the clueless.
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  4. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 265   +77

    I'm sure the last Emperors of the western empire though they knew what they were doing too.

  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,809   +1,431

    You sound as if we actually had options when voting. I sir, beg to differ with you! I do agree with you on one thing though, people are clueless otherwise they would ban together and stop this crap now.
  6. abysal

    abysal Newcomer, in training Posts: 58   +7

    Just let me know when and where. This crap needs to stop, this government needs to be brought to justice.
  7. fimbles

    fimbles TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,242   +126

    Don't vote.

    If no one turns up I think they will get the hint.
  8. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,145   +172

    Another demonstration of how "absolute power corrupts absolutely". The Govt needs to be reminded by the people they are not an untouchable power. They still have to abide by the moral standards of society.

    Time for personal accountability for human rights violations. The people putting in these sealed laws need to be prevented from doing so. Transparency ensures the people have confidence in the administration & the administration is not putting in immoral laws for which the public can't hold them to account.

    I'm amazed freedom of speech doesn't override the gag order. Why is that?
  9. spencer

    spencer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 204   +22

    The only option America has got is to wake up and not elect one of the two party system democrat and republicans...as they support the fed reserve and is a source of this corruption;of course if a libertarian is elected then he or she will be assassinated so revolution may be the only option.
  10. It does not matter who you vote for, it is who they want elected.


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