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Cryptoseal VPN Service shuts down over legal concerns

The Cryptoseal Privacy VPN service shutting down, the Cryptoseal founders left a statement saying the company was concerned by the courts apparent ability to compel cryptographic keys from otherwise untappable services, and "until this matter is settled, we are unable to proceed with our service." For any affected users, the service is offering a full refund of their service balance, as well as a one-year subscription to a VPN service based outside the US.

VPNs are secure tunnels to the Internet that allow users to mask their location, defeat regional restrictions, stay safe over public Wi-Fi connections, and maintain at least a modicum of privacy online.


CryptoSeal's description of its business VPN service says it's not designed to hide information from the government. "CryptoSeal Connect is not designed as a BitTorrent or other file-sharing VPN and is not designed to give you anonymity against the legal system," the company said. "We fully comply with all warrants and subpoenas and are located in the United States. We suggest using systems such as the Tor Project for anonymity requirements."

Ryan Lackey is founder of CryptoSeal, they are anounced the new in their Twitter account.


The company is looking into alternative options for consumer VPNs, which they say could be ready as early as next year, but until that product is ready, Lackey says the Lavabit disclosures left them no choice but to shut down.

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