Apple Shareholders Fight NSA Bulk Surveillance

By: Wednesday November 13, 2013 6:50 pm

A group of concerned shareholders is working with Apple to develop concrete ways to help. Collaborating with Restore the Fourth, we’ve submitted a draft shareholder proposal and have begun engaging with executives there amid a new Apple commitment to transparency.


New NSA Leaks Leave Tech Firms Feeling Bullied

By: Tuesday November 5, 2013 3:10 pm

Revelations from National Security Administration (NSA) documents released by Edward Snowden just keep getting worse. The Washington Post reported last week that the NSA has secretly broken into the main connection links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world. Under a program code-named MUSCULAR, the NSA worked with its British counterpart to access hundreds of millions of user accounts stored in these global data centers.

Lavabit Founder Ladar Levison, Ungagged

By: Friday November 1, 2013 5:45 pm

Ladar Levison, founder of Lavabit, speaking at a CNET/Electronic Frontier Foundation event in SF on Monday. With a gag order recently lifted, this was Levison’s first opportunity to publicly describe how secret court orders and an unconstitutional search warrant demanding Lavabit’s SSL key led him to close down the service rather than betray the trust of 400,000 innocent users.

Judge Unseals Documents Making It Possible for Lavabit Owner to Speak About FBI’s Pursuit of Snowden

By: Thursday October 3, 2013 6:30 am

A federal judge has unsealed documents in a case involving the owner of the encrypted email service provider, Lavabit, which former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was using.

What Court Orders Led Email Service Lavabit to Shut Down?

By: Friday September 27, 2013 5:00 pm

The owner of the encrypted email service provider that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was reportedly using, Lavabit, which shut down early in August, apparently made the decision to stop operating after receiving a “pen register” order and an order under the Stored Communications Act, according to a legal filing posted by POLITICO‘s Josh Gerstein.

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