Yahoo ‘secretly scanned customer emails’ at request of US intelligence

Yahoo has been accused of secretly building a customised software programme to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by US intelligence officials.

A report on Tuesday that according to people familiar with the with the matter, the company complied with a classified US government directive, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI.

  • Exile1981

    well thats very nice of them to violate the privacy of customers that way.

    • Every ISP in Canada gives you up every day.

      • Yessir baconFat

        that is correct other than perhaps teksavvy… but any free email or even paid. expect them to “scan” it…

      • Exile1981

        I know they do, I just find it funny that they talk about protecting clients but stab them in the back.

  • I’m off to the reeducation camps then.

  • Yessir baconFat

    The lesson is: if you don’t want anyone to find out then don’t use email….work, free, paid, anything on the internet. Christ Hillary tried this with her own email server to avoid anyone finding out and how did that turn out? lol sorry can’t stop laughing 🙂

  • So they will know ahead of time that I think they are wankers?

  • ntt1

    If either of those agencies had any legitimacy at all I might Might say ok if it was needed but they have proved themselves to be complete assholes for sale to the highest bidder. Think of the millions of bucks Trump could save by cutting the IRS the EPA, The federal education clowns and now the thoroughly discredited NSA and FBI we would be better off with a bunch of barney fife clones.

  • Set of characters = Make America Great Again

  • BillyHW

    If you want to send secure emails, you gotta use your own clients. Better yet, write your own software. Otherwise just assume everything you email is public and act accordingly.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Marissa Mayer will of course be given a senior security and intelligence job in the Hillary regime now that she’s out of a job or soon will be.