Friday, October 04, 2013

Snowden email tiny font

Edward Snowden’s Email Provider Tried To Foil The FBI Using A Tiny Font

LNR links to Glenn Greenwald's full broadcast piece on Snowden [BBC Newsnight]

Snowden's email provider Lavabit fought government surveillance by using an ultra-tiny font. The reality is that the U.S. government had probable cause that Snowden broke the law, and that his email would contain evidence. They used a search warrant as a tool of investigation.

Bob Brown left this comment on an NPR blog:

"SSL keys" are what keep what you send over the web safe, whether it's email, or banking, or giving your credit card number to a merchant. Consider that, if the government can demand and get the SSL keys from Lavabit, they can do so from Google, Yahoo, Amazon, your bank, and any other company subject to U.S. law. And, they can do so with a gag order, so the companies involved, who have pledged to protect your privacy, can't tell you that your communications have been compromised.

This is your government at work. Remember in November.

And, if you think it's protecting you from terrorists, ask someone from Boston.

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