The world watches as Lavabit takes on Uncle Sam

Privacy is the topic of the year in 2013 so far and former email provider Lavabit is stuck right in the middle. Now, they’re striking back against the government.

Lawyers for secure email provider Lavabit just filed the reply brief in a case that will determine whether an internet company can be compelled to turn over the master encryption keys for its entire system to facilitate court-approved surveillance on a single user.

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