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 reports that Yahoo created a tool in 2015 that scanned all user email for specific information sought by a U.S. government agency.
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.
Yahoo says it will soon be able to choose Google to complete its users’ Internet searches and deliver ads around the search results. Yahoo can also direct its searches to Microsoft Bing, or use its own search engine. It can also sen...
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.