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  • Lavabit case highlights legal fuzziness around encryption rules

    While privacy advocates may see Lavabit as bravely defending U.S. privacy rights in the online world, federal judges hearing its appeal of contempt-of-court charges seem to regard the now defunct encrypted email service as just being tardy in complying with government court orders.

    Written by Joab Jackson28 Jan. 14 22:03
  • Lavabit to have its day in federal appeals court

    Lavabit, the private email service that shut down last year after a court order called for its private SSL (secure socket layer) keys, will make its case Tuesday before a U.S. federal appeals court.

    Written by Joab Jackson27 Jan. 14 21:39
  • DOJ says Lavabit cannot prevent search warrants by 'locking its front gate'

    Even after obtaining the encryption keys from secure email provider Lavabit through a court, the government was prevented by the court order and various laws from accessing other Lavabit users' accounts, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday in a filing in an appeal by Lavabit.

    Written by John Ribeiro13 Nov. 13 05:26
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  • Lavabit-DOJ dispute zeroes in on encryption key ownership

    The government's insistence, in its dispute with Lavabit, that cloud service providers hand over their encryption keys when asked, has refocused attention on the issue of key ownership and management in the cloud.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan15 Nov. 13 11:41