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Exploring Secure Email After The Silent Circle And Lavabit Shut Downs

Posted by Ryan Corey on Sep 24, 2013 5:25:28 AM

Both Silent Circle and Lavabit recently shut down their encrypted email services. Lavabit was the first to take action following word that the United States government wanted data handed over that would violate customers' privacy. Ladar Levison, owner of Lavabit, said he faced the decision of complying with the government and betraying the American people or ending the email service he worked hard to build. He also said that he was legally unable to explain the events leading up to his decision due to recent laws passed by congress blocking his freedom of speech.

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Topics: advanced security, cyber war, hacking, information assurance, secure email, security training, Cisco, cybersecurity