"Edward Snowden email provider Lavabit appeals against state intrusion"<quoted text>
Speaking of technology, Ari. Now that the old XP SP3 is nearly extinct as of April, I've been reading on the *tekky boards that the new email programs that are to be selected for 7 and 8, are not like the old Outlook Express which many people still like the best. Outlook Express was a software program, as you know, that was installed with XP, etc.
I am reading that all these other email programs can easily be hacked, if you will, by government officials. Mail can be read and downloaded easy enough, so nothing is really private anymore. Maybe I'm not saying this exactly right, but I think you get what I mean. Technology is great is many ways, but everyone will be forced out of XP come April, and that means learn it all over again, and choose an email program you are never sure is private.
Don't get me wrong, I know nothing on the internet is sacred. Anything is possible, but some of what the complaints and fears are leave a lot of things unanswered.
There are ways to create your own "unique" encryption for all data/communications.
Sadly Windows8 will NEVER be trustworthy because they rolled over too easily.
Debian/Linux is a little more difficult for the average pc enthusiast.
So far GMX.COM is the next best thing...and free version works fine.