Reuters: Yahoo "complied with a classified US government directive."
Reuters reported that Yahoo secretly built custom software to search through their users' incoming emails for a particular set of characters for the FBI and NSA.
In 2015, Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer ordered the company's engineers to build a tool that scanned Yahoo Mail messages in realtime for "characters" of interest to a US security agency, either the FBI or the NSA. (more…)
Following a report yesterday that cited three former Yahoo employees who claimed the company built a program to scan every customer's email for specific information at the order of the United States government, new pieces of informa...
Yahoo said Reuters' report about allowing the government to scan all user emails was "misleading," but it didn't clarify how it was misleading, nor did it say it's completely false. Yahoo also left many other questions unanswered.