Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Reuters — Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for US intelligence

Yahoo last year secretly built a custom software program to scan all of its users emails for specific information at the behest of US intelligence officials, according to a report by Reuters.

The company complied with a classified US government directive, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, said two former employees and a third person apprised of the events.
Some surveillance experts said this represents the first case to surface of a US Internet company agreeing to a spy agency's demand by searching all arriving messages, as opposed to examining stored messages or scanning a small number of accounts in real time.
Hey, if you weren't doing anything suspicious, no matter. Right?

1 comment:

Bob said...

Who uses Yahoo nowadays? That in itself is suspicious.