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Snowden’s Email Provider Loses Appeal Over Encryption Keys

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April 18, 2014
Cybersecurity
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“A federal appeals court has upheld a contempt citation against the founder of the defunct secure e-mail company Lavabit, finding that the weighty internet privacy issues he raised on appeal should have been brought up earlier in the legal process.

The decision disposes of a closely watched privacy case on a technicality, without ruling one way or the other on the substantial issue: whether an internet company can be compelled to turn over the master encryption keys for its entire system to facilitate court-approved surveillance on a single user.”

Source:Snowden’s Email Provider Loses Appeal Over Encryption Keys | Threat Level | WIRED