Yahoo scan by U.S. fell under foreign spy law expiring next year - sources

Yahoo scan by U.S. fell under foreign spy law expiring next year - sources
 

A Yahoo operation in 2015 to scan the incoming email of its customers for specific information requested by the U.S. government was authorized under a foreign intelligence law, parts of which will expire next year, two U.S. government officials familiar with the matter said.
Reuters on Tuesday reported that the Yahoo program was in response to a classified U.S. government request to scan emails belonging to hundreds of millions of Yahoo users.
The revelation rekindled a long-running debate in the United States over the proper balance between digital privacy and national security.
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5 October 2016 in Business, Views: 48
Source: Reuters
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