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In 2015, Yahoo Built a Secret Program to Scan Customer Emails

Yahoo secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials in 2015, 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.
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