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Lavabit Shuts Down Over Government Demands

The secure email service Lavabit has been forced to shut down after ten years. Owner Ladar Levison stated that he was shutting the service down instead of caving to government demands — that he isn’t legally allowed to disclose. Levison said that if he is able to successfully appeal the request, he will be able to reinstate Lavabit. In the meantime, he advises users against trusting their data to any company hosted in the United States.

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