Spy for us or go to jail
Posted by Charles II on August 20, 2013
The next escalation in the US government’s determination to make itself odious to all mankind appears to have arrived as an order to Lavabit to spy on its customers or go to jail (Mike Masnick, Techdirt, via martini at dk)
The founder of Lavabit received a court order, whose nature he cannot disclose, presumably because it is a national security letter. Since Lavabit doesn’t hold any information, it has no information to give to the feds. Rather than comply with the order, the owner decided to shut his business.
Now the Feds are threatening to arrest him for closing the company.
It does not require higher mathematics to deduce that they wanted him to keep the company open so they could establish a backdoor on all his customers.
When does DHS change its name to NKVD?
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