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Yahoo Secretly Scanned All Incoming Emails At Request Of Government

  • Reuters, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 2:38 PM

Yahoo secretly developed software to search all account holders' emails, in order to comply with a classified order issued by federal law enforcement officials. The company then scanned "hundreds of millions" of accounts. "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," Reuters reports.

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