Lavabit and Silent Circle shut down email services

Lavabit and Silent Circle shut down email services

posted in Cyber-Security ● 6 Jul 2014

Following the steps of Lavabit, Silent Circle have announced the closure of their email service, Silent Mail. SM had not yet been asked to disclose information by the NSA, however felt that it would be beneficial to close their service now, than risk the breach of privacy for their customers. Silent Mail felt these steps necessary due to the high profile audience that use their service. Currently, we are unaware of the exact reasons which caused the shutdown of these services due to secrecy laws.The true economic cost of PRISM is yet to be discovered, however the scandal is expected to cost the  American cloud industry $35billion by 2016. This is due to the international backlash from customers who are waking up to the risks of storing data with US companies. Are the risks of holding your business critical data in a US company worth the benefits?As a UK cloud service provider, Redstor can guarantee that your online data privacy will not be breached. Promising secure, encrypted storage that only you can access.

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