Yahoo 'scanned emails to help FBI hunt terrorists'

Yahoo 'scanned emails to help FBI hunt terrorists'

Yahoo scanned its users' incoming emails for an unusual string of characters that had been linked to a terrorist organisation, according to a fresh report about the matter.
The New York Times says flagged messages were made available to the FBI, but the scans have now stopped.
It adds that the tech company adapted one of its spam and child-abuse-image filters to carry out the task.
The details build on an earlier report by the news agency Reuters.
Yahoo declined to add to its previous statements, in which it said Reuters' report was "misleading" and that it was "a law-abiding... read more

6 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 36
Source: BBC

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