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Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence – sources

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 14:36
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Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence – sources | 04 Oct 2016 | | 04 Oct 2016 | 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. Some surveillance experts said this represents the first case to surface of a U.S. 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.

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