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The secure email service LAVABIT used by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and Silent Circle announced they are closing down their secure email services, rather than "become complicit in crimes against the American people".

The owner of Lavabit, Ladar Levison, said in a statement on Thursday: "I have been forced to make a difficult decision. As things currently stand, I cannot share my experiences over the last six weeks, even though I have twice made the appropriate requests" and he blamed laws passed by Congress for his inability to discuss details.

On February 22, 2006, in a Jerusalem court it was revealed that Israel had asked Microsoft to hand over all the details of Vanunu's Hotmail account before a court order had been obtained, while eluding that Vanunu was being investigated for espionage.

Vanunu wrote:

"Microsoft obeyed the orders and gave them all the details…three months before I was arrested and my computers were confiscated. It is strange to ask Microsoft to give this information before obtaining the court order to listen to my private conversations. It means they wanted to go through my emails in secret, or maybe, with the help of the secret services, the Shaback, Mossad.  

"The State came to the court with two special secret Government orders; Hisaion [documents or information that are deemed confidential by the government and kept from the court, the defendant, and lawyers.]

"This allows the prosecution to keep documents related to my court hearing secret. One was from the Minister for Interior Security and one from the Minister of Defense.  

"The policeman did not have any answers and said that he brought all the evidence to the court. When Sfard [Vanunu's attorney] asked him again about any material related to the espionage [charge] Peterburg [policeman] had no answers.   

"Sfard proved that the police had misled the judges who gave the orders to arrest me: to search my room, to go through my email, to confiscate my computers and [that they] misled Microsoft to believe they are helping in a case of espionage."

CORPORATE MEDIA has proved it is NOT in the business of seeking and reporting the truth about US collusion in Israel's Nuclear Deceptions so it is up to us to BE THE MEDIA and persist to makethe connections from Snowden, Manning, Assange to Vanunu.

YOU can easily do this by:

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2. JOIN Twitter and RETWEET all #Vanunu links which can be found  HERE

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