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Lavabit founder confirms feds' Snowden spy efforts led to encrypted email service shutdown

Lavabit founder Ladar Levison last week confirmed what had been an open secret: That he shuttered his encrypted email service in 2013 because of the federal government's pursuit of former National..
ITworld

Snowden's email provider confirms it was an investigation target

It's a poorly kept secret that officials targeted Lavabit's secure email service as part of their investigation into Edward Snowden's leaks. Heck, the US government inadvertently leaked the truth..
engadget Also reported by •TUAW

Oops: In Lavabit case, Feds forgot to redact ‘ed_snowden@lavabit.com’

Lavabit's owner Ladar Levison wasn't allowed to say who the feds were targeting when they requested his secure email company's private SSL keys, as he was under threat of contempt and faced possible..
Digital Trends

Edward Snowden is the Lavabit user the government was after

There was never hard proof that the government was after Edward Snowden during its pursuit of now-defunct secure email service Lavabit, but that's changed. In an embarrassing gaffe, the feds released..
engadget Also reported by •TUAW

Gov’t accidentally publishes target of Lavabit probe: It’s Snowden

No surprise, "Ed_snowden@lavabit.com" was what investigators were after.
Ars Technica

Thanks to a redaction blunder, it's now clear Snowden was the Feds' quarry in Lavabit case


The Register

The Government Wants Apple To Turn Over The iOS Source Code So It Can Spy On Any iPhone

The latest filing in the legal war between the planet’s most powerful government and its most valuable company gave one indication of how the high-stakes confrontation could escalate even..
Huffington Post

Department of Justice threatens to take Apple’s iOS source code in San Bernardino case

department of justice threatens to take apple’s ios source code in san bernardino case
Apple could be in hot water if the Department of Justice forces the company to hand over its entire source code. It's what happened to Lavabit, a secure email client used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Digital Trends

Encrypted email service Lavabit rises from the dead to file brief in Apple’s defense

encrypted email service lavabit rises from the dead to file brief in apple’s defense
Lavabit, a company that operated an encrypted email service for more than 400,000 people — reportedly including NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden — before it shut down in 2013 under legal pressure..
VentureBeat

Encryption is a reality and the US may not be able to do much about it

encryption is a reality and the us may not be able to do much about it
Thomson Reuters As politicians and counter-terrorism officials search for lessons from the recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, senior officials have called for limits on..
Business Insider

Why secure e-mail startup Lavaboom imploded

After encrypted webmail service Lavabit closed under FBI pressure to reveal data about users – Edward Snowden reportedly among them – Lavaboom launched to take up the mantle. But about a year after..
Christian Science Monitor

Obama and Cameron hold White House press conference after counter-terror meeting – live

· Counter-terrorism and cybersecurity top agenda · US and UK should share cyber cells, Cameron says · Kerry declares ‘profound emotion’ for France after Paris attacks 12.28pm ET Guardian..
guardian.co.uk

Lavabit founder condemns David Cameron's 'insane' plan to ban encryption

Ladar Levison, who ran Edward Snowden’s email account, said moves to allow government access to encrypted data would weaken safety online for everyone · Secret US cybersecurity report: encryption..
guardian.co.uk

Lavabit founder wants to make “dark” e-mail secure by default

Drop-in SMTP and IMAP replacements will wrap messages in layers of encryption.
Ars Technica

Rivals Yahoo And Google In Joint Email Encryption Venture

*Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online* Two tech world giants - Yahoo and Google - have put rivalry aside in an attempt to introduce a new joint email encryption system. With over 600..
redOrbit

Yahoo Will Encrypt Its Email Service To Keep Users Safe From Prying Eyes (YHOO, GOOG)

yahoo will encrypt its email service to keep users safe from prying eyes (yhoo, goog)
At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas Thursday, Yahoo announced its plans to create an encrypted email system by 2015, joining a recent effort by its email and search rival Google to do the..
Business Insider

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