Yahoo Secretly Scanned Customer Emails for U.S. Intelligence

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Joseph Menn, writing at Reuters:

    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 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.

  2. Chase Tremaine

    theherox @oursbyaccident Supporter

    Jokes on them.

    Who uses Yahoo anymore???
  3. Chase Tremaine

    theherox @oursbyaccident Supporter

    But in all seriousness, this is atrocious.

    You got mal...icious behavior.