Encrypted email service Silent Circle silences email in wake of Lavabit closure

The company pre-emptively shut down Silent Mail in anticipation of the US government getting its hands on the metadata inevitably associated with email. The move came directly after Lavabit—former email service of whisteleblower Edward Snowden—shut down amidst legal wranglings.

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