Lavabit founder, under gag order, speaks out about shut-down decision

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Ladar Levison took 10 years to build his company—and he’s 32, so that’s most of his adult life. So when he shut down his encrypted e-mail service, Lavabit, without warning last week, it was like “putting a beloved pet to sleep.”

“I was faced with the choice of watching it suffer, or putting it to sleep quietly… it was very difficult,” he told Democracy Now. “I had to pick between the lesser of two evils.”

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