Oct. 3, 2013
Four months ago, Ladar Levison was just another dude running a small business business and really enjoying beach volleyball. Then, in May, the FBI left a business card on his doorstep. He, and eventually the rest of the world, would soon find out why.
Levison, an SMU grad, runs Lavabit LLC, a small email services provider based in Dallas whose vigilant protection of user privacy make it the platform of choice for NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
This revelation, coming after it was noticed that Snowden used a lavabit.com email address to invite lawyers and activists to a press conference during his captivity in the Moscow airport, attracted a good deal of attention from tech press and sent new customers flocking to the service by the thousands.
Below is Levison’s latest press release posted on his Facebook page: