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U.S. Threatened Yahoo Over Private User Communications

Courts documents unsealed this week show how the U.S. government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day for failing to provide it with private user communications, in 2008. The records “illuminate how federal officials forced American tech companies to participate in the National Security Agency’s controversial PRISM program,” The Washington Post reports. Though it believe the requests to be unconstitutional, Yahoo was one of a number of tech giant that did ultimately surrender personal user communications to the U.S. government.

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