Redaction error reveals FBI did target Lavabit to spy on Edward Snowden

Redaction error reveals FBI did target Lavabit to spy on Edward Snowden
By Samuel Gibbs

Court-ordered release of Lavabit case files finally reveals Snowden was target of action that shuttered secure and private email service

A redaction oversight by the US government has finally confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s targeting of secure email service Lavabit was used specifically to spy on Edward Snowden.

Ladar Levison creator of the email service, which was founded on a basis of private communications secured by encryption and had 410,000 users, was served a sealed order in 2013 forcing him to aid the FBI in its surveillance of Snowden.

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March 18, 2016 at 10:46AM
via Technology | The Guardian http://ift.tt/1UlHvnf

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