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Damned if you don't, too.

2013-08-16 17:16:01.554662+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

NBC is reporting that U.S. Attorney James Trump may bring charges against encrypted email provider Lavabit.com owner Ladar Levison for shutting down rather than allowing blanket spying on customers.

Part of the fallout from this surveillance is that various service providers are now having to carefully weigh customer convenience and debugging information against having capabilities which could be exploited. Logs now need to get purged regularly, or not kept at all.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-08-16 20:48:18.851091+00 by: Jack William Bell

Do they have *no* clue how this is going to affect foreign sales of U.S. computer software and services?

#Comment Re: made: 2013-08-16 21:08:51.191617+00 by: Dan Lyke

For years we've been hearing about those nasty Chinese doing offensive hacking, putting backdoors in systems, monitoring their citizens' Internet usage...

Yeah, damn those Commies.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-08-17 07:00:06.289986+00 by: spc476

I was wondering if he was going to get slapped with contempt charges. Guess he is ...