Ed_Snowden@lavabit.com – this is the address the fugitive whistleblower used back in 2013 at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport to communicate with journalists.
The target was Citizen Four. But until the US government’s blooper it had been just an educated guess.
Levison didn’t want to bow to the pressure and decided not to compromise his principles. He shuttered the brainchild he had been toiling over for 10 years to circumvent the order and has fought in court to have more information about the case made public. He has never revealed who the target person was.
“Three years later, I still cannot tell you who they were after. I keep getting asked the question, and I can’t answer,” Levison told Wired.
Wired published Lavabit doc in October 2013 which named Snowden. Recent unsealing redacted that. pic.twitter.com/3gpJEXVebm— Cryptome (@Cryptomeorg) 17 марта 2016 г.
But now we all know the truth – and this time the source of the “leak” is as surprising as ever.
In May 2013, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed documents showing the extent of the US government’s massive spying programs, including on its own citizens.