Dark Mail Alliance, co-founded by Lavabit and Silent Circle, aims to create an open source email protocol and architecture that has end-to-end encryption built-in.
Lavabit LLC is the Texas, US-based company that used to provide secure email services, but was voluntarily shutdown because the owner and operator, Ladar Levison, did not want to hand over private SSL key used to ensure his clients emai
In the wake of the Snowden "revelations" an email server named LavaBit based in Texas was shut down by the founder as he did not want to hand over his users' email history to the government. When it was shut down I lost access to all of the email I had stored there.
I'd like to find another email service that considers privacy important.
If there were any thematic backdrops present at SXSW 2014, certainly privacy was one of them. To be sure, the Edward Snowden and Julian Assange keynotes were packed but there was also a more subtle conversation about privacy taking place in Austin this week.
As the reality of the extent and invasiveness of the security services’ dragnet surveillance programs hits home, the pro-privacy movement has been cranking up its own ideas to counter spy-tech with pro-privacy tech. The Lavabit founder’s recent Kickstarter for a secure end-to-end open source encrypted email project called Dark Mail is one example.
Today, here’s another: meet Blac