[cryptome] Re: Why cryptome sold web logs to their paying customers?

  • From: Shelley <shelley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bbrewer <bbrewer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Michael Best <themikebest@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2015 13:49:08 -0700

On October 11, 2015 1:35:42 PM bbrewer <bbrewer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


> On Oct 11, 2015, at 4:22 PM, Michael Best <themikebest@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Anyway to rule this out other than hearing it from John? How long before we begin to seriously consider it or assume it?
>
> And if there was a NSL, why not shut down? Why put users at ongoing risk??


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavabit

"Levison said that he could be arrested for closing the site instead of releasing the information, and it was reported that the federal prosecutor's office had sent Levison's lawyer an e-mail to that effect.”

I’m just blabbering on suppositions here, but I wouldn’t be surprised by… anything.

-benjamin

That's exactly the example I was going to post, thank you. Yes, the feds can force you to keep your compromised site up; basically, anything you might do to warn users is verboten.

Someone flaming uncharacteristically could be one of the only ways... and, it *is* old data.

If this is the case, and that's a very tentative IF, there is not much else he can do (and he did as much as he could without putting himself in legal hot water.)

-S



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