Court Finds Lavabit Owner in Contempt of Court

A U.S. federal appeals court has upheld a contempt of court citation against encrypted email service provider Lavabit Inc. and its owner Ladar Levinson. The judge sanctioned Levinson for refusing to help federal authorities access encrypted emails in part of a criminal investigation. The court did not reveal who the investigation involved, but it has been widely reported that Edward Snowden used the service.

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