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Yahoo scanned emails for US intelligence service - report

Wednesday 5 October 2016 | 08:36 CET | News
Yahoo built last year a custom software program to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information provided by US intelligence officials, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The company complied with a classified US government demand, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, said three former employees and a fourth person apprised of the events. It is not known what information intelligence officials were looking for, only that they wanted Yahoo to search for a set of characters. That could mean

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