Technology legal news website Groklaw is shutting down due to concerns over the continued availability of secure email in the wake of revelations about U.S. government surveillance….
Technology legal news website Groklaw is shutting down due to concerns over the continued availability of secure email in the wake of revelations about U.S. government surveillance.
“The owner of Lavabit tells us that he’s stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we’d stop too,” site founder Pamela Jones said in a farewell post Tuesday. “There is no way to do Groklaw without email. Therein lies the conundrum.”
Groklaw, which was launched 10 years ago, has been known for its exhaustive coverage of technology law, particularly involving software patents, open source software and privacy issues.
“Now that I know that ensuring privacy online is impossible. I find myself unable to write.” — Pamela Jones, Groklaw founder
Secure email provider Lavabit recently announced it would shut down due to an ongoing legal dispute, presumably with the U.S. government. “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,” company owner Ladar Levison wrote on its website.