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.
It seems that only functional products are dealt the blow of legal action. A case against the email spam filtering system employed by Microsoft and Yahoo in their email clients was today tossed from a Federal court. The judge stated...
Yahoo's tool to scan the contents of customer emails came as a result of a U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order last year, and was created by adapting otherwise benign software, a report indicated on Thursday.
Yahoo said Reuters' report about allowing the government to scan all user emails was "misleading," but it didn't clarify how it was misleading, nor did it say it's completely false. Yahoo also left many other questions unanswered.