Silent Circle (secure email) follows Lavabit to the Cemetary

Discussion in 'The Pub (Off topic discussion)' started by drmike, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

    May 13, 2013
  2. jarland

    jarland The ocean is digital

    Apr 4, 2013
    Mail for mass use is pretty much impossible to secure, but I'm a little torn here. On one hand, good for sending a message. On the other hand, should've waited until it was in protest of an actual unconstitutional request or move against them. Inevitable defeat on a single matter is no reason to throw in the towel. There are casualties of war.
  3. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

    Mar 8, 2013
    I understand that they're sticking it to the man, or whatever, but did that message come with any notice? I did not see one.

    Nothing like, "Due to our beliefs we will follow suit with LavaBit. Please make arrangements within the next 48hours as all services will be rendered useless in that time." or anything like that.

    I can't blame LavaBit for not warning their customers first, but seems like SilentCircle could have given their customers/users some time to get what they needed before shutting down?

    I just can't think how much of a PITA it would be to get set-back-up if I used either service frequently. Imagine people using double-auth, for example, and getting a keyphrase sent via email to an email that doesn't exist? That'd surely suck.
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