Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Yahoo Scanned All ' Incoming Emails For Of US Intelligence

Reuters: Exclusive: Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence - sources

Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter.

The company complied with a classified U.S. government demand, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, said three former employees and a fourth person apprised of the events.

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More News On Yahoo Scanning All ' Incoming Emails For Of US Intelligence

Report: Yahoo gave US intel agencies access to email -- AP
Yahoo 'secretly scanned emails for US authorities' -- BBC
Yahoo scanned all of its users’ incoming emails on behalf of U.S. intelligence officials -- Washington Post
Yahoo built email spying software for intelligence agencies, report says -- FOX News
Yahoo scanned customer emails for US intelligence agencies: report -- The Hill
Google and Microsoft Not Part of NSA Email Scanning Tied to Yahoo -- Fortune
Yahoo's massive, hidden email search would be first of its kind, if true -- USA Today
How American Companies Enable NSA Surveillance -- Foreign Policy
Yahoo Spy Scandal Shows Encryption's No Good Without a Backbone -- WIRED
Delete Your Yahoo Account -- The Intercept

Update: Another lie from President Obama? .... Barack Obama: NSA is not rifling through ordinary people's emails (The Guardian).

1 comment:

RussInSoCal said...

The myth of any internet security/privacy should be well put to bed by now. If you want privacy, use snail mail. For what that's worth.