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[Discuss] Lavabit Email Shutdown

On Fri, Aug 09, 2013 at 06:54:28PM +0000, Edward Ned Harvey (blu) wrote:
> What exactly, was lavabit's service offering, anyway?
> If you're going to interact with the normal SMTP email system ... you can encrypt attachments and so forth ... but a lot of information is leaked in the unprotected fields, like to/from/subject/etc.
> But that's impossible to change.  So what exactly did they offer?  A communication service that's completely different from email?  With perhaps, an email notification interface, that notifies you to login via https to receive your message?
> That's all I can think of.

Here's an article about it:

> And it wasn't just lavabit.  There was another company shut down too.

Silent Circle shut down their email offering; their secure IM
and other services are still a going concern. Phil Zimmerman
is involved with running that, I believe.


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