One after another secure email services are going down.
After the PRISM incident where it was told that big corporates like Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail were allowing the NSA and US Government to have access of innocent people’s private data. The secure email services are getting shut down in fear of NSA.
Recently a secure email service Lavabit used by the NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden got shutdown in fear of NSA takedown. Soon after that another secure email service Silent Circle also shuts itself down.
Yes when an email service gets shut down it does create a lot of problems but I will say the decision was good keep in mid its better that no one have access to your data(as the company is shutdown all the files are deleted from the server) then some official to have access to without proper reasons.
But a new secure email service is on its way. It is to be released in 2014 by the famous Kim Dotcom. Yes the creator of Megaupload and MEGA.
Hope more and more secure email service will come along in years to come then we can finally have a secure communication with our friends and family without the fear of someone spying on us.