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PBC News & Comment: FBI Crackin’ Code at Lavabit, Silk Road

Ed Snowden sent encrypted emails on Lavabit, whose owner shut it down rather than give FBI the code keys……Click here for GoDaddy deal that benefits the PBC Podcast!

–read Kevin Gozstola’s article here

–FBI yesterday busted a man in San Francisco accused of operating Silk Road website–a cross between eBay and Napster for heavy dopers

–Gov. Jerry Brown signs law that prevents Californians from being detained under NDAA–a major victory!

–Boehner hints he will not allow default, will raise the debt ceiling

–Capitol police shoot and kill woman who rammed car into barrier after chase from the White House to the Capitol

–Natasha Lennard of Salon notes that in yesterday’s hearing, Sen. Pat Leahy asserted that NSA Director Alexander’s claim of “54 terror plots” disrupted due to phone records collection isn’t true, and Alexander agreed

–Lennard also reports that the Chechen girlfriend of Todashev, who was killed by an FBI agent in Orlando, is being held in solitary and threatened with deportation for giving an interview

–Secretary of State Kerry adds conditions to Iran talks

–great original reporting at TomDispatch, David Vine reports on all of the American bases in Italy

–UN weapons inspectors start their work in Syria

–more radioactive water leaks at Fukushima