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. After
significant soul searching, I have decided to suspend operations.
I wish that I could legally share with you the events that led to
my decision. I cannot. […]
This experience has taught me one very important lesson: without
congressional action or a strong judicial precedent, I would
strongly recommend against anyone trusting their private data to
a company with physical ties to the United States.
Deeply concerning, to say the least.