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 reportedly scanned hundreds of millions of email accounts at the behest of U.S. intelligence or law enforcement. According to the Tuesday report, Yahoo acceded to a 2015 government directive to give email acces...
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.