Lavabit to come back online briefly so users can download e-mail archives

By Shawn Knight
Oct 15, 2013
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  1. Secure e-mail provider Lavabit famously shut down in early August after nearly 10 years of operation due to government pressure shortly after it became known that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden used the service to send messages to human rights activists.

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  2. Hopefully the NSA hasn't taken control and "contaminated" certain users emails.

    (Yes, my tin foil hat is huge.)
  3. And yet it's appropriate size given the widespread spying going on in the US.
  4. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 669   +72

    I'd rather take my tin hat without the rose colored shades. So, fixed.
  5. How is he even legally able to do this?

    Unless he was forced to do it or cut a deal(no prosecution) for fingerprinting or back-dooring the emails.

    If I was a former user of Lavabit and had something to hide I would not touch those emails with a lightsaber.

    (file it under "conspiracy theory" if u like)
  6. '...since the SSL certificates used to secure this site have been compromised...'

    They certainly have, as Lavabit GAVE THEM TO THE NSA !!

    My bet is that they are back online for 5 days to avoid prosecution for non-compliance.

    Can you say "Bend over mate" ?

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