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Private encryption program shut down.

America security News.- Mike Janke

America security News.- Mike Janke

“We knew USG would come after us”. That’s why Silent Circle CEO Michael Janke tells magazine TechCrunch his company shut down its Silent Mail encrypted email service. It hadn’t been told to provide data to the government, but after Lavabit shut down today rather than be “complicit” with NSA spying, Silent Circle told customers it has killed off Silent Mail rather than risk their privacy. Silent Circle’s co-founder and president is Phil Zimmermann was the inventor of widely-used email encryption program Pretty Good Privacy. Silent Circle reportedly had revenue increase 400% month-over-month in July after corporate enterprise customers switched to its services in hopes of avoiding surveillance. The company giddily told Forbes it planned to nearly double staff and significantly increase revenue this year in part thanks to the NSA’s practices coming to light. In light of those comments, today’s news about shutting down Silent Mail seems a bit sobering. READ MORE HERE