Just last week two companies providing data and communications encryption services were abruptly shutdown. Both Silent Circle and Lavabit ceased operation on the same day due to an apparent FISA court order. The move came with much backlash from privacy advocates as the American government looks to leave no stone un-turned all in the name of fighting terrorism.
Below is an exclusive interview with Lavabit founder Ladar Levison on his decision to close down his company. While he unfortunately cannot discuss everything, one thing he said should garner everyone’s attention.
“I think if the American public knew what our government was doing, they wouldn’t be allowed to do it anymore.”