'Yahoo mails scanned users'

'Yahoo mails scanned users'

Tech October 4, 2016 19:15

- Internet company Yahoo has built a special search engine for US intelligence to search the incoming emails of millions of users. That report sources to Reuters.

may inter alia specify the NSA and FBI keywords through the software, and the hundreds of millions of emails that Yahoo Mail users will receive will be searched automatically. If a keyword is found, the mail will be passed on to the services.

It is the first known time a company actively scans incoming messages from users active on behalf of intelligence agencies.

An interesting detail is that director Marissa Mayer agreed with the search, but her chief security not briefed on this. When he came back the practice in 2015, he stepped on.

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