Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence
Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails without informing its customers sources can reveal, Yahoo Inc secretly built custom spy software to use on all of its customer, not just suspected terrorist but everyone.
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.
Privacy is dead in 2016.
Some surveillance experts said this represents the first case to surface of a U.S. Internet company agreeing to an intelligence agency's request by searching all arriving messages, as opposed to examining stored messages or scanning a small number of accounts in real time.
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