It would be interesting to see how this Lavabit meltdown relates to non-US based email encryption services such as http://salusafe.com and if it we could expect similar abrupt shutdowns of offshore servers?
CLOUD STORAGE MAGNATE Kim Dotcom has promised to release his secure encrypted email system next year.
Dotcom’s Mega mail will keep communications between users secure, he claims, and unintelligible to PRISM snoopers at the US National Security Agency (NSA).
“#Mega’s open encrypted email service outside of #NSA reach will change the way people use email forever. You’ll see. Coming 2014,” he said on Twitter.
“Mega encrypted services will put an end to mass surveillance. Where politicians fail us & laws won’t protect us, innovation will save us.”
Dotcom has spoken about PRISM before, and like the search company Duckduckgo, he reckons that it has driven traffic to his secure services.
“Since the Prism story broke #Mega is growing rapidly,” he said in July. “The Privacy Company is happy to serve you. Thank you for using Mega.”
He has bigger plans than just storage and email, and has asked the European Commission for the nod to go ahead and try to come up with a competitor to Google.