As The Grand Signal recently reported, the owner of the encrypted e-mail service Lavabit — the one which Edward Snowden reportedly used to leak the NSA scandal — has been coerced by the US government into taking his service down. His cryptic e-mail suggested unethical coercion in the government’s part that he was unwilling and unable to elaborate on.
Democracy Now recently featured an exclusive video interview with owner Ladar Levison to explain his predicament.
Speaking beside his lawyer in measured words, Levison expressed serious concerns about the US gov’ts conduct with regards to his company. He expressed that there are details with the case that he isn’t allowed even to share with his lawyer.
Hesitant to elaborate, Levison concluded with: “I think you should assume any communication that is electronic is being monitored.”
via Democracy Now