Thanks to David Misell for sharing this on LinkedIn.

Lavabit the email provider in the US that Edward Snowden used has been forced to close down following FBI demands for the private keys for emails of users. The U.S. Government obtained a secret court order demanding private SSL key from Lavabit, which would have allowed the FBI to wiretap the service’s users

You can read more here at Hacker News. And here at Wired.

I did also hear though that he had intentions to setup shop again outside of the U.S., so I am really interested to see if this happens 😉