Lavabit, e-mail service used by Edward Snowden, shuts in mysterious circumstances

Invitations to attend a press conference at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport came from edsnowden@lavabit.com. Now, the secure e-mail service has shut down in mysterious circumstances. The message on their web site makes chilling reading:
The story breaks on Boing Boing
Silent Circle, a similar service, closes a day later
Lavabit founder tells Forbes `If you knew what I knew, you'd stop using e-mail'
Coverage in the Guardian (and a light-hearted summary)

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