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Hushmail open to Feds with court orders

Open secret

Published Thursday 8th November 2007 13:36 GMT

US federal law enforcement agencies have obtained access to clear text copies of encrypted emails sent through Hushmail as part a of recent drug trafficking investigation.

The access was only granted after a court order was served on Hush Communications, the Canadian firm that offers the service.

Hush Communications said it would only accede to requests made in respect to targeted accounts and via court orders filed through Canadian court.

Nonetheless, the incident illustrates that Hushmail’s marketing claims that not even its own staff can access encrypted email is well wide of the mark.

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November 10, 2007 - Posted by | email, encryption, English, illegal, privacy, security

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