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Disruption of Privacy: Ladar Levison and Lavabit

Ondi Timoner | Posted 06.17.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

If you haven't heard of Lavabit or Levison, then you've certainly heard of Lavabit's most famous user -- Edward Snowden. America's notorious whistleblower used Lavabit to invite reporters to Moscow, which caught the attention of the Feds.

Freedom From Unauthorized Intrusion

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion." The United States government defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion, except by us." Personally I prefer the former definition.

Snowden Email Provider Lavabit Went To Incredible Lengths To Foil The FBI

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.03.2013 | Technology

When Lavabit, the secure email provider widely thought to be used by government leaker Edward Snowden, shut down in August, its founder said, "I wish ...

How Far Will You Go to Protect Your Emails?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.17.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

How far will you go to protect your emails? As individuals we can't really answer that question. That's because we're at the whim of our email provide...

Another Website Shuts Down Over NSA Spying

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.20.2013 | Technology

A prominent legal news site, well known for explaining the ins and outs of technology-related law, is shutting down over its founder's fear that gover...

Lavabit Founder: 'Government Has Power To Take All Your Money And Freedom'

HuffPost Live | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 08.14.2013 | Technology

Ladar Levison, the founder of the email service reportedly used by Edward Snowden, joined HuffPost Live Wednesday to discuss his decision to shut down...

WATCH LIVE: Lavabit Founder Sounds Off On Shutdown Of Email Service

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.14.2013 | Technology

Last week Lavabit, the privacy-conscious email service famously thought to be used by Edward Snowden, was abruptly shut down. Lavabit founder, Ladar L...

EXCLUSIVE: Owner of Snowden's Email Service on Why He Closed Lavabit Rather Than Comply With Gov't

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.13.2013 | Media
Democracy Now!

"My biggest fear when I shutdown the service was that no good would come of it," says Ladar Levison, the owner of Lavabit, an encrypted email service ...

Edward Snowden's Email Service Abruptly Shuts Down

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2013 | Technology

Lavabit, the privacy-conscious email service famously thought to have been used by Edward Snowden, abruptly shut down on Thursday as the company prepa...