NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo responded again Wednesday to a report that it scanned incoming email to hundreds of millions of accounts for the U.S. government.
In a carefully worded statement that stops short of a denial, the company said a Tuesday Reuters report is "misleading," saying that "the mail scanning described in the article does not exist on our systems."
After basically all the big tech companies have come out with strong and clear denials, Yahoo this morning released a silly mealy mouthed non-denial denial, written by a PR firm, that took almost 24 hours to craft: Good morning – We...
Big technology companies, including Google, Microsoft Corp., Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. denied scanning incoming user emails on behalf of the U.S. government, following a report that Yahoo Inc. had built such a system.
Yahoo on Wednesday denied conducting mass email surveillance after a report alleging it built a special scanning program at the behest of US intelligence which sparked an outcry from privacy activists.
According to a Reuters report, Yahoo scanned millions of emails at the request of government security officials in 2015. CBS News contributor Nick Thompson has more on the case.