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Snowden's former provider launches open effort for secure email

That's because the lower court judge directed Lavabit to hand over the keys to its Secure Sockets Layer encryption, which would allow the government to see everything that the company sees.

Lavabit has appealed to the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, and last week the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed separate friend-of-the-court briefs arguing that exposing 400,000 users to possible surveillance was unreasonably burdensome, an invasion of privacy, and unconstitutionally broad.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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