Schneier on NSA intimidation, and the expanding surveillance state

Internet security expert Bruce Schneier writes about Lavabit founder Ladar Levison's "extreme moral act in the face of government pressure," in closing the security-focused email service rather than complying with a US government order to share user data. "It's what happened next that is the most chilling. The government threatened him with arrest, arguing that shutting down this e-mail service was a violation of the order."

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