Here is an interview with Ladar Levinson of Lavabit. Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change talks to him about what he's been through.
The interview is in 3 parts.
1) The Rosa Parks of Internet Freedom, Lavabit Founder Ladar Levinsonhttp://wearechange.o...nder-ladar-levinson/
2) The man who stood up to the NSA, Ladar Levison Lavabit founderhttp://wearechange.o...son-lavabit-founder/
3) The NSA is destroying U.S online businesshttp://wearechange.o...u-s-online-business/
They are willing to go to some very disturbing lengths...
Think about what this information is being used for abroad. In particular. You know, you don't get a knock on your door. You get something else coming through your door.
That's what we're seeing. Domestic enemies to our own freedom.
At about 11:30 he mentions nuclear launch codes. Umm, "80" anyone?
Metadata is data.
I need support both financially and politically.
At the end, Ladar plugs for his site and donations.
I donated. Please consider donating whatever you feel you can. He has a huge legal battle ahead of him. Even if you can only donate a couple dollars, it will help.
This is a crucially important thing for us. He has tried to do the right thing for himself, for his customers, and for the public at large. He deserves our support.
I have a huge amount of respect for both Ladar and Luke.
I can sympathize with Ladar in minor ways as I had a perfectly legal and ethical business that was destroyed by government. I was blind-sided. I never saw it coming.
destroyed my life.
What Ladar has been through is far, far worse than what I went through.
In the abstract, what I did and Ladar did were similar. I never tried to fight though as I knew that I was already destroyed and had no hope of winning. He's got a lot of courage there that I deeply admire.
Luke is a fantastic journalist. I have a huge amount of respect for him. He asks questions that very few others will, and questions that you will NEVER hear asked in the MSM. He's been thrown out of a few press conferences.
Ladar is nothing short of heroic.