Earlier today, BoingBoing broke the story that Ed Snowden’s secure email provider, Lavabits was shutting up shop. The BoingBoing story has Ladar Levison’s words of non-explanation. He was made an offer he had to refuse. This was covered by arstechnica, in a story called “Lavabit founder, under gag order, speaks out about shutdown decision”, dated 14th August. This story was written on 31st Oct and back dated to the date of the BoingBoing story.