Yahoo Secretly Scanned Customer Emails For U.S. Intelligence

Posted by HardOCP News 2:56 PM (CDT)

Tuesday October 04, 2016

At this point, you could tell me Yahoo secretly stole customer's children and put them to work as hackers in China and I would believe you. I remember back when I had high hopes that Marissa Mayer was going to turn Yahoo around.

Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified U.S. government directive, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, said two former employees and a third person apprised of the events.