Thursday, August 8, 2013

Security & Hacking News: NYT "Two Providers of Encrypted E-Mail Shut Down"

Sounds like some secure email companies are shutting down to avoid being forced to betray their customers.

I have a lot of respect for them, if that is what is going on, just hope some other companies might follow suit, or at least be inspired to do something more than they have so far.

Lavabit was supposedly used by Snowden.

Though I am personally frustrated, since I had just recently started researching Silent Circle as possible secure option, and that certainly isn't possible now, based on this snipped from NYT link above:

"Mike Janke, Silent Circle’s chief executive, said in a telephone interview late Thursday that his company had destroyed its server. “Gone. Can’t get it back. Nobody can,” he said. “We thought it was better to take flak from customers than be forced to turn it over.” "

Additional links:

Lavabit (has statement from owner about situation):
Silent Circle
Silent Circle Twitter:

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