Ladar Levison:

I’m taking a break from e-mail. If you knew what I know about e-mail, you might not use it either.

All this news about the NSA lately is pretty upsetting, but shutting down communication systems that were designed to be private is terrifying. Silent Circle, another private email provider, went as far as to destroy their server in order to prevent the government from accessing its data once and for all.

I’m not privy to all the risks we are apparently facing. I’m not party to the discussions authorizing this kind of behavior. It’s pretty hard, though, to reconcile these actions with a reality containing anything less than a dangerously corrupt government. Time to send letters to our senators and representatives.