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This article was published on August 20, 2013

    Groklaw is the latest site to close in the wake of NSA surveillance reports

    Groklaw is the latest site to close in the wake of NSA surveillance reports
    Paul Sawers
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    Paul Sawers

    Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

    Just a couple of weeks after encrypted email service Lavabit announced it was closing in the wake of pressure from US officials, Groklaw too has announced that it’s shutting shop.

    Groklaw first started out as a law blog back in 2003, and has covered issues such as the EU anti-trust case against Microsoft, among other legal news specific to the open source community.

    Now it’s closing, with the last post noting that there is “no shield from forced exposure”, adding: “You don’t expect a stranger to read your private communications to a friend. And once you know they can, what is there to say? Constricted and distracted. That’s it exactly. That’s how I feel.”

    Read the full announcement for yourself here.

    Groklaw | Forced Exposure