Amendment IVThe right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Mr Levinson's company apparently offers an encrypted e-mail service for people and companies that are willing to pay to keep their private mailings.... private!
As I understand it, Edward Snowden was a subscriber to Lavit's services. The Feds served him with a court order on occasion, to access suspect individual's communications. Levinson apparently complied with the court orders...
Now it seems, the Feds brought a 'mysterious' blanket court order on all of his subscriber's communications and personal information. No cause shown or shared.
So, rather than totally break his trust with all of his subscribers, Levinson shut down his whole company. At at great loss of investment of time and money, no doubt.
Now it appears that the Feds are apparently arguing that 'shutting down the business, itself, was a violation of the order.'
Click here and here for more on this 21st Century version of 1984 in this formerly great and free country. If you Google 'L avabit', you'll find more about this questionable activity.