Yahoo ‘secretly scanned emails for US authorities’

Yahoo secretly scanned millions of its users’ email accounts on behalf of the US government, according to a report.Reuters news agency says the firm built special software last year to comply with a classified request.”Yahoo is a law abiding company, and complies with the laws of the United States,” the tech firm said in a statement provided to the BBC.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37551415Also see:Yahoo secretly monitored emails on behalf of the US government – report
Yahoo last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by US intelligence officials, sources have told 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 (NSA) or FBI, according to two former employees and a third person who knew about the program.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/oct/04/yahoo-secret-email-program-nsa-fbiYahoo scanned all of its users’ incoming emails on behalf of U.S. intelligence officials
Yahoo in April of last year began secretly scanning the incoming emails of its hundreds of millions of users to comply with an order from the U.S. intelligence community, a move that prompted at least two company officials to leave, according to a former Yahoo employee familiar with the matter.The company’s decision not to fight the order from intelligence officials caused Yahoo’s then-chief information security officer Alex Stamos to resign last year — and at least one other security staffer left the company — due to ethical concerns about the surveillance program, according to the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the matter was confidential. Reuters, citing unnamed former employees, first reported the news Tuesday.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/10/04/yahoo-scanned-all-of-its-users-incoming-emails-on-behalf-of-u-s-intelligence-officials/

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