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Author Topic: INTERVIEW: Ladar Levison of LAVABIT Talks to Luke Rudowski  (Read 1966 times)

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INTERVIEW: Ladar Levison of LAVABIT Talks to Luke Rudowski
« on: October 04, 2013, 09:22:06 AM »
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 Levinson

http://wearechange.o...nder-ladar-levinson/





2) The man who stood up to the NSA, Ladar Levison Lavabit founder

http://wearechange.o...son-lavabit-founder/





3) The NSA is destroying U.S online business

http://wearechange.o...u-s-online-business/



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They are willing to go to some very disturbing lengths...

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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.

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That's what we're seeing. Domestic enemies to our own freedom.

At about 11:30 he mentions nuclear launch codes. Umm, "80" anyone?

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Metadata is data.

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I need support both financially and politically.

At the end, Ladar plugs for his site and donations.

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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.

It completely 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.
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Re: INTERVIEW: Ladar Levison of LAVABIT Talks to Luke Rudowski
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2013, 09:25:07 AM »
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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.  It completely destroyed my life.


I'm sorry to hear that Renegade, it's the first time you've told us about this I think..

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Re: INTERVIEW: Ladar Levison of LAVABIT Talks to Luke Rudowski
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2013, 09:36:20 AM »
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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.  It completely destroyed my life.


I'm sorry to hear that Renegade, it's the first time you've told us about this I think..

It wasn't fun. If I remember correctly, I signed the police statement:

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Fuck off


Or maybe it was:

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Fuck you


One of those.

But do check the interview. Ladar has got a lot to say there.
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Re: INTERVIEW: Ladar Levison of LAVABIT Talks to Luke Rudowski
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2013, 04:55:20 PM »
Here's another interview with Ladar:

http://chycho.blogsp...llance-state-is.html

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An example of how the surveillance state is hurting the U.S. economy: Ladar Levison confirms that he will be forced to move his business overseas

In a sign of things to come for the U.S. tech industry, Ladar Levison, the owner of Lavabit, the secure private encrypted email provider that shut down after 10 years of operation (2, 3) because he decided not to abide by the demands made by the United States government to spy on their 400,000 plus users, explains that if he loses his case against the U.S. government he will most likely hand over his company to someone overseas and let them run it. It’s important to note that the U.S. government already new that this would be the end result, that revelations about NSA’s PRISM program would hurt American Technology companies, but they didn’t really care.

More at the link.

Video cued to him saying that he'd have to move overseas:

http://www.youtube.c...?v=lePRRymRSeg#t=645

Full interview:



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Re: INTERVIEW: Ladar Levison of LAVABIT Talks to Luke Rudowski
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2014, 09:15:27 AM »
Another more recent interview with Ladar.



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