Contempt Ruling Threatens Internet Privacy, EFF Says

Law360, Los Angeles (October 25, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT) -- A court order enabling the federal government to obtain the private encryption key for a secure email provider tied to whistleblower Edward Snowden violated the Fourth Amendment and could put the security of the Internet as a whole at risk, the Electronic Frontier Foundation argued in a Thursday court filing with the Fourth Circuit. 

In an amicus brief, the EFF urged the appellate court to overturn a contempt-of-court ruling by U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton against Lavabit LLC and its owner, Ladar Levison, for resisting a...
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