Skip to comments.Lavabit (email service) owner fears arrest for non-compliance after secret surveillance order
Posted on 08/18/2013 4:37:52 AM PDT by Libloather
The owner of the encrypted email service used by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he could face criminal charges for refusing to comply with a secret federal court order issued last week.
Ladar Levison abruptly shut down his company, Lavabit LLC, last week to avoid being forced to hand over customers personal information and communications.
James Trump, a senior litigation counsel at the US attorneys office in Alexandria, Virginia, contacted Levinsons lawyer on August 8 - the day Levinson ended Lavabits services, NBC News reported. The attorney was told that Levison had violated the court order, leading to speculation that he may be charged with contempt of court.
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It’s fruit of the poison tree. All of it.
If you kept up with the news you would know that the NSA has been sharing information with federal agencies who then lie about where the information came from. So, no, comments to that affect were not untrue as you claimed.
Read post 79 in response to post 72.
I’m surprised he even has anything to give them. Back in the day when anonymous remailers were the rage amongst crypto-anarchists, the logs and such were routinely routed straight to /dev/null. You can’t be forced to turn over that which you do not have.
Any order such as this should be completely ignored by anyone interested in securing justice.