How Lavabit Melted Down

It’s been two months since secure email service Lavabit promptly shut down, citing ominous threats from the U.S. government. But now that some details of the company’s fight in the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals are public, creator Ladar Levison opened up to¬†The New Yorker about the case. While many suspect Levison was ordered by the FBI to divulge information related to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, that detail remains sealed. But the article gives a look into the months of pressure Levison faced, which ultimately drove him to shut Lavabit down.