Friday, August 9, 2013

Two Encrypted E-mail Service Providers Shut Down

Two providers of encrypted e-mail services have shut down services.

The first is Lavabit.  They have replaced their website with a letter of explanation on why they are shutting down. It's the encryption service Edward Snowden used and it is believed his emails are the reason for the shut down although they cannot legally confirm this.

The second is Silent Circle. Shortly after Lavabit's announcement, they preemptively killed  their encrypted email services "rather than be “complicit” with NSA spying."

Looks like we're running out of options here.

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