andrew catellier

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Surveillance State Causes Another Business Shutdown

CryptoSeal announces that they’ll no longer be providing their consumer-focused virtual private network (VPN) service:

With immediate effect as of this notice, CryptoSeal Privacy, our consumer VPN service, is terminated. All cryptographic keys used in the operation of the service have been zerofilled, and while no logs were produced (by design) during operation of the service, all records created incidental to the operation of the service have been deleted to the best of our ability.

I want to raise a bigger stink about the NSA, the surveillance state, and the secret courts, pen registers and litigation processes they employ but it’s been hard to get people excited or upset about the problem. Rumor has it Edward Snowden has many more documents to release, perhaps one of those reports will be the tipping point. The news that the NSA collected 70 million recordings of private phone calls in France are sure to infuriate the international community, but I’m not sure what recourse they’ll have.

Frankly, I’d rather not get to the point that the world is imposing sanctions on the US due to the actions of the NSA. I sincerely hope we can convince our government to respect our right to privacy (and that of the rest of the world) before then.