CNET Chief Political Correspondent Declan McCullagh invites you to a discussion of the National Security Agency's bulk surveillance programs. Drinks and appetizers will be provided - join us!
Meet Ladar Levison, who created the Lavabit e-mail service that's now at the center of a high-profile lawsuit over government surveillance and Americans' privacy rights. Lavabit's email services were used by Edward Snowden, the source of leaks that have bedeviled the National Security Agency for nearly five months.
We're hosting the event with the Electronic Frontier Foundation; EFF senior staff attorney Kurt Opsahl will be participating as well. Opsahl is one of the attorneys litigating the separate Jewel v. NSA case -- a five-year effort to end the intelligence agency's dragnet surveillance of millions of Americans.