From the about page:

In 2013, we suspended service to protect our global customers when the U.S. government ordered us to release our Transport Layer Security private keys. To protect your digital privacy and freedom, we said no.

In 2014, we began development of the Dark Internet Mail Environment —DIME—a revolutionary end-to-end encrypted global standard...

Do they imply that 2013 can't happen again? Are there less risks now (regarding government orders)?


They make no representations about the law or the efficacy of any encryption scheme. The current law authorizing forced-disclosure, 18 USC 2703, has been amended, but it is not clear what effect the amendment has on your issue (it is unlikely that Congress eliminated that option). Here is the original court order: there is nothing specific to the technology. Whether or not a technology makes it impossible to comply with an order is not a legal question, so you;d have to ask elsewhere about the effectiveness of this change.

  • that's the funny thing about stack exchange :) - sometimes people sent you to the other site and there people may send you back. I tried to ask on Information Security and was told to ask on site about the law. I'll ask on meta.
    – R S
    Apr 19 '20 at 20:39
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    I'm just saying, we don't know the tech stuff, so only ask on IS about how DIME works, not about the law.
    – user6726
    Apr 19 '20 at 20:40
  • alright, thanks.
    – R S
    Apr 19 '20 at 20:42

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