At 11:01 AM 1/3/2014, you wrote: Friends, Given the fact that Levison states: > > This experience has taught me one very important lesson: without > congressional action or a strong judicial precedent, I would > _strongly_ recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a > company with physical ties to the United States. > > Sincerely, > Ladar Levison > Owner and Operator, Lavabit LLC
which normal website hoster friends here could recommend in which countries?
Iceland may be the only one, and that may be short-lived before it is expropriated by open and/or secret undermining. Or it is likely a honey pot like so many other dropboxes, pastes, leak sites, privacy and FOI initiatives. Big business now offering ways to avoid boogie-spies, aka "cybersecurity," by govs, coms, edus, orgs, sec experts. All other countries are more intrusive than the US, and all are becoming even more intrusive thanks to the booming industry of intrusive hardware, software, programs, staffing, contracting, higher education, co-optation of comsec experts, freedom of information organizations, religious institutions and many others who are benefiting from data mining of their supporters by selling information either directly or through second and third parties, in many cases, those sales are occurring by system administrators, temporary employees and volunteers, informants, ex-employees and volunteers, Web sites, and mail lists, like this one, news outlets, leak sites, conference organizers, educational institutions and innumerable others are gathering and selling data as fast as possible before legal restrictions are enacted. These private spying entrepreneurs are fearful that the crackdown on official spies will spill over into their opportunism, their windfall, their golden goose of data exploitation. Ubiquitous log files, ostensibly required for system administration, are the gold mines which implicate every sneak-thief operator of public, private, governmental, NGO, commercial venues.
The USA, UK and Sweden are out and so are all EU countries. Please let me have some good recommendations with hoster and country you would choose if you had to transfer a website and its database and mailing list capabilities. Thanks IHW