Lavabit to Make a Comeback as Dark Mail Soon

Lavabit to Make a Comeback as Dark Mail Soon

Imagine sending emails on a service that is as secure as a Blockchain? Lavabit, the well-known email encryption service which was forced to shut down is looking for a comeback as Dark Mail. Dark Mail is an ongoing project undertaken by The Dark Mail Alliance, which is a collaboration between Lavabit and Silent Circle. Founded in the year 2004 by Texas based Ladar Levison, Lavabit provided secure email services to over 410,000 people for almost a decade before the United States federal authorities forced him to take the decision of shutting down the service instead of sharing user....

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Lavabit and Silent Circle shut down encrypted email services

Lavabit and Silent Circle have both closed down their encrypted email services amid suggestions the US government was demanding the companies sacrifice their customers' privacy. The Lavabit site now features only a statement from its owner and operator Ladar Levison, which begins: "I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit. After significant soul searching, I have decided to suspend operations. I wish that I could legally share with you the events that....

Bitcoin on the Dark Web: The Facts

Bitcoin has been the de facto currency of the Dark Web - the 'hidden' Internet accessible only by Tor - since the pioneering marketplace Silk Road, the 'eBay of drugs', arrived in 2011. But just how much do we know about these new underground economies? Who is buying and selling - and what? Here's what available data can tell us about bitcoin on the Dark Web. Bitcoin on the Dark Web: the Facts

The Dark Web - The Bitcoin Slang Market

Many people believe that search engines, especially Google, can index most of the pages available on the web for a given search query. Nonetheless, the truth is that there is a massive part of the internet that cannot be accessed by Google's crawling spiders. This part of the web is known as the "Dark Web" and it is a place where cryptocurrency, namely bitcoin, is the official currency. What is The Dark Web? The dark web, or deep web (false name as the deep web is a part of the dark web), represents the parts of the world wide web that are hosted on overlay networks, darknets, TOR....

Secure Email Provider Tutanota Goes Open Source

A number of "NSA proof" e-mail services are currently in later stages of development or private beta, but there's one that seems to be ahead of the game: Germany-based Tutanota. The end-to-end encrypted e-mail provider announced Tuesday that they had released their source code on GitHub, claiming to be the first operational, secure e-mail application to go open source. Now, Tutanota, who first launched internationally in July, says they hope the community will take to the task of inspecting their code, ensuring it is of proper integrity, and also hope that users will make requests for....

Dark Wallet Alpha Released

May Day, May Day, it's about to get dark. Dark Wallet (Alpha), the bitcoin wallet software that uses the power of encryption and technology of CoinJoin, came out today. The legality of coin mixing services is still unclear, and the fact that some coin mixing services go by names like 'The Bitcoin Laundry' and 'BitLaundry' does not bode well in the regulatory spotlight. Although, one can argue the right to financial privacy because bitcoin is only pseudo-anonymous. I took my questions to computer security expert, Kristov Atlas, author of Anonymous Bitcoin, to see what he thought. "You've....


The single most dangerous facilitator of crime in the world is cash. There are far more illegal transactions for cash every day than there are for Bitcoin. Any government bleating that we have to stop this Bitcoin thing because it will be used by criminals to buy drugs and guns, whatever, had better think sharply about getting rid of cash first. Bitcoin is much more traceable than cash.If I go and knock over an old lady in the street and steal her cash from her wallet and give it to various people there is no trail of those transactions.

Paul Davis, Managing director of Counting House (I0M) Ltd