Docs Reveal Feds' Fight With Email Encryption Service

Law360, New York (October 3, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT) -- A secure email provider that vaulted to fame for its role in the Edward Snowden government spying revelations is asking the Fourth Circuit to block federal prosecutors from penetrating its encryption service as part of an ongoing criminal probe, according to a cache of documents unsealed Wednesday.

Lavabit LLC and its founder Ladar Levison released a series of court records detailing its evasion and eventual defiance of the government’s efforts to gather data about an unnamed investigatory target's email account. The target is widely assumed to...
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Case Title

In re: Under Seal


Case Number

13-4625

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Appellate - 4th Circuit

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Date Filed

August 29, 2013

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