Computers - Software Hardware : Lavabit Founder - Ladar Levison

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  1. Gorilla

    Gorilla Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    People who have been following along with the NSA leaks and the fallout probably already know the story of Lavabit. After being compelled by the government to give up their TLS keys, Lavabit closed down after 10 years of service (additional background information:
    Lavabit - Wikipedia

    Here are some recent interesting media appearances.

    Inboxlove 2013, The State of Email Privacy in America & Announcement of Darkmail Alliance with Ladar Levison:

    1:26 Minute Interview on Triangulation with Leo Laporte:

    Triangulation 125 Ladar Levison | TWiT.TV

    Host: Leo Laporte Ladar Levison is the owner of Lavabit, an encrypted email service that suspended operations after it was ordered to turn over its SSL private key to the governme…

    There's a lot of interesting insight in there about the importance of e-mail, its importance, and alludes to some of the fundamental problems with a protocol that was designed without security really in mind.

    More information about Dark Mail:
    Dark Mail Technical Alliance
    Lavabit's Dark Mail Initiative by Ladar Levison —Kickstarter


    Meet the “Dark Mail Alliance” Planning to Keep the NSA Out of Your Inbox

    Email might be on the verge of a radical makeover. And the NSA is not going to like it. On Wednesday, two American companies with a track record of off ...