Yahoo is disputing facts in a Reuters report that it scanned user emails for the U.S. government.
A government directive ordered Yahoo to scan all user email for the digital "signature" of a terrorist group linked to a nation-state, according to The New York Times.
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's reported willingness to search user email to assist U.S. government investigators has revived concerns about court-approved surveillance programs that companies aren't allowed to disclose to the people using their services.
(Reuters) — Serious human rights concerns have been raised by a Reuters report that Yahoo had scanned the emails of hundreds of millions of users at the request of a U.S. intelligence service, a United Nations human rights advocate ...