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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."
Originally posted by covertpanther
My only question and concern regarding American peoples;
Why havent ALL of you stood up against this government yet? Year after year your nation is ran by more evil, your rights are being taken away bit by bit, and your government is headlocking you in a chokehold
i admire your zeal....
Americans, may be doughy and lazy, but history has shown the American people when moved can be powerful.
We are the inheritors of greatness, we need only realize it.
Originally posted by DeadSeraph
You have a President who ran on a platform of government transparency and respect for the constitution who turned out to be a liar and has trampled both, a congress with no regard for the will of the people who put them there, and secret courts that you aren't allowed to know about. So much for checks and balances?
that it could "see the writing on the wall" and decided it best to shut down its Silent Mail feature.
Originally posted by topdog81
Lavabit, email service used by Snowden, shuts down
(visit the link for the full news article)
Remember when word circulated that Edward Snowden was using Lavabit, an email service that purports to provide better privacy and security for users than popular web-based free services like Gmail?
Lavabit's owner has shut down service, with a mysterious message posted on the lavabit.com home page today.
Related News Links:
lavabit.comedit on 8-8-2013 by topdog81 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by crazyewok
America land of the oppressed
Guess the USA and UK spent all that time fighting the NAZIS in world war 2 for nothing. We may have well surrenderd then as we lost our freedoms anyways, just took longer for them to die.edit on 8-8-2013 by crazyewok because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by MrInquisitive
reply to post by topdog81
People are calling this scary, but this is exactly what has gone on with all the big e-mail providers, including Google. The difference is that the owner of Lavabit has the integrity to protect the privacy of his customers, so he shut down his service rather than sellout his customers to the government. The same cannot be said of Google, Microsoft, etc.
I'm actually heartened by this because for once a US email provider is being as forthright as possible about government attempts to control his business.