Wednesday June 01, 2016

Yahoo Publishes FBI's Secret Requests For User Data

According to this report, Yahoo recently received notice from the FBI that it is no longer under obligation not to disclose the details of secret requests for user information from the FBI.

The letters are special subpoenas issued by the FBI requiring companies to hand over all kinds of information about a user's accounts. This includes metadata -- or all the records of who a user emailed and chatted with and when -- as well as any addresses, telephone numbers and screen names associated with the user's account. The subpoenas are not reviewed by a judge outside of the FBI.