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FBI Targeted Snowden Through Lavabit Email Service, Unredacted Doc Confirms


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FBI Targeted Snowden Through Lavabit Email Service, Unredacted Doc Confirms

Nika Knight, staff writer

The FBI was trying to spy on Edward Snowden in 2013 when it targeted the secure email service he used, Lavabit, newly released documents have revealed.

The Guardian reported the news on Friday, noting that the disclosure was accidental: it was only the government's own redaction error that finally confirmed the fact observers and privacy rights activists had long suspected, but which Lavabit's creator is still legally barred from discussing.


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"Taken together, these rulings force us to ask difficult questions. Specifically, can the federal government be trusted to defend our rights, and protect our freedom?"

No.

Any other questions?


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In the 50's and 60's people would have thought today's post-privacy world was some dystopian fantasy.

People like Ladar Levison would have been the heroes of the story.

But people back then would never have believed most people today would submit so meekly to government intrusion into their personal lives.

We live in the unthinkable future.