Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court requested it sift through incoming email streams for a digital signature
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...
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.
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.
Complying with a court order, the internet company used its systems to look for the “signature” of a foreign terrorist organization, an official said.