All service providers (such as lawyers, doctors, accountants, financial advisors, etc.) who believe their communications with clients are private — and in some situations, privileged — should take note. Conversely, all clients who believe their communications with trusted service providers are private should also take note.
On Thursday, August 8th, rather than allegedly allowing the U.S. government access to their users’ messages, two secure email services, Lavabit and Silent Circle’s Silent Mail, suddenly and voluntarily closed their doors. The publicity surrounding the shutdowns have once again led to questions about “how RMail encryption is different?”