The e-mail service used by National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden is suspending operations. And they can't tell us why — although this cryptic post heavily suggests it has something to do with a government request for information:
It seems likely that the government has requested data under a statute that allows it to enforce a gag order, such as the Patriot Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Civil liberties groups have argued that these gag orders violate the First Amendment.
We don't have much more information now, but assure you we'll be keeping our eyes out for legal paperwork filed by the company in the 4th Circuit.