Lavabit Founder Punished for Noncompliance
News broke last week that the Lavabit founder, Ladar Levison,who chose to shut down his email services rather than betray his users, has been threatened by the U.S. government for doing so, in the name of “non-compliance.”
“Levison stressed that he has complied with “upwards of two dozen court orders” for information in the past that were targeted at “specific users” and that “I never had a problem with that.” But without disclosing details, he suggested that the order he received more recently was markedly different, requiring him to cooperate in broadly based surveillance that would scoop up information about all the users of his service. He likened the demands to a requirement to install a tap on his telephone.”
Read the Rest at Wake up America.
Cross posted at Before it’s News