Yahoo 'secretly scanned hundred of millions of customers' emails for the NSA and FBI'
Yahoo Inc complied with a classified U.S. government directive to search its customers' incoming emails, it has been revealed.
The company secretly built a custom software program to scan hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI last year, according to two former employees and a third person apprised of the events.
And Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's decision to obey the directive sparked a huge rift in the company, roiling some senior executives and leading to the departure of Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos, who... read more
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