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Yahoo built a special scanning tool to view emails for the government


PUBLISHED Tue, October 04, 2016 - 3:56pm EDT


According to a report from Reuters, starting in 2015, all of the emails Yahoo users received were being searched for a particular set of characters at the request of the security state in an unprecedented real-time wiretap of email. Reuters's Joseph Menn reports that three sources, two of which are former Yahoo employees, have confirmed that Yahoo built a custom tool to scan "hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI." The government was apparently looking for emails that contained a certain "set of characters." One can only assume that there must have been something alarming to have warranted this kind of government request.





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