There’s a lot we don’t know about the big news, reported earlier this week by Reuters, that if you were a Yahoo email user in April 2015, Yahoo spied on your emails at the behest of a government agency. We don’t yet have a clear idea of whether the FBI or the National Security Agency was responsible, what kind of surveillance happened, for what purpose, for how long, and under what legal theory.
According to a Reuters report, Yahoo scanned millions of emails at the request of government security officials in 2015. CBS News contributor Nick Thompson has more on the case.
Now that more and more data is encrypted, it will be harder and harder for governments to spy—unless internet companies help them.
(Reuters) — Serious human rights concerns have been raised by a Reuters report that Yahoo had scanned the emails of hundreds of millions of users at the request of a U.S. intelligence service, a United Nations human rights advocate ...
Reuters reports that Yahoo created a tool in 2015 that scanned all user email for specific information sought by a U.S. government agency.