Tuesday October 04, 2016

Yahoo Secretly Scanned Customer Emails For U.S. Intelligence

At this point, you could tell me Yahoo secretly stole customer's children and put them to work as hackers in China and I would believe you. I remember back when I had high hopes that Marissa Mayer was going to turn Yahoo around. frown

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.