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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo is asking the government to clear the air regarding reports that it scanned incoming user email for the feds. Earlier this month, Reuters reported that Yahoo searched hundreds of millions of emails for specific...
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.
The internet giant wrote a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, asking him to shed more light on reports that Yahoo built spy tools to scan user emails.
CEO Marissa Mayer complied with a government directive and scanned hundreds of millions of incoming mail messages, according to Reuters.