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Secrets, Lies and Snowden's Email: Why I Was Forced to Shut Down Lavabit


Snowden masks

The prosecution argued that my users had no expectation of privacy, even though the service I providedencryptionis designed for just that.

Credit: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

My legal saga started last summer with a knock at the door, behind which stood two federal agents ready to to serve me with a court order requiring the installation of surveillance equipment on my company's network.

From The Guardian
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