Lavabit email service reportedly used by Edward Snowden shuts down

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    http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetel...reportedly-used-by-edward-snowden-shuts-down/

    A message to Lavabit users recently posted on the site said the free service had ceased operations. “I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit,” Ladar Levison, Lavabit’s owner and operator, wrote.

    “After significant soul searching, I have decided to suspend operations. I wish that I could legally share with you the events that led to my decision. I cannot. I feel you deserve to know what’s going on — the first amendment is supposed to guarantee me the freedom to speak out in situations like this. Unfortunately, Congress has passed laws that say otherwise. As things currently stand, I cannot share my experiences over the last six weeks, even though I have twice made the appropriate requests.”

    Levison said his team is working to “continue to fight for the Constitution in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.”
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    Nice...Big Brother will always find you and find a way to win.

    People are going to start going back to using secret decoder rings, invisible ink, and personal couriers to communicate again soon because they are watching us...everywhere, all the time, and can do whatever they want whenever they want and not have to answer for it.

    This must be the "Change" everyone wanted. Welcome to the Future.
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    We're gonna party like its 1984.
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    Russia going back to typewriters and persoanl messenger service with only one original document to be circulated as needed
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    That is the cleverest thing I've read in a long time. Thank you!
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    LOL! Thanks for that.
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    What is truly disgusting is you can flip on a TV and see nothing but a stream of hacks out there basically treating flagrant disregard of statute (like the IRS sharing tax information with other agencies just because) as well as the Constitution (the nullification of the 4th Amendment by these catchall programs) as being... just minor considerations, like the only arguments that matter are normative arguments, emotional arguments, and policy arguments. Like the rule of law is just there to provide a loose guideline.
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    The continual erosion of rights that the left seems to embrace.

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