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  • Oct 22nd, 2013 @ 12:30am


    We're all US citizens, working and living in the US, and just setting up our servers offshore wouldn't have protected us from personal jurisdiction for things like civil or criminal contempt. We could potentially have owned/licensed an offshore operator to run the whole thing, but at that point, there's not much value we could add -- just use an entirely offshore business run by non-US-citizens.

    I am not a lawyer, of course.

  • Oct 22nd, 2013 @ 12:28am


    It's partially that, but it's also that the business system has full monitoring built in (so owners can monitor employees, automatically, with DLP and such).

    It's used in regulated industries which already are subject to much more monitoring than court-ordered pen traps, so the monitoring from pen traps is irrelevant to them.

    We're working on some better solutions to both sets of customers, but it'll be 2014 before they're ready. Privacy-conscious consumers should use non-US services for now.