October 5, 2016

Yahoo says report on email scanning for intel agencies is "misleading"

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, a person walks in front of a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo announced Wednesday, March 2, 2016, that the company is adding a new component to its Sports vertical: competitive video gaming. Yahoo said that Esports will offer video coverage of live tournaments, including expert commentary and interviews with top players. Esports will also include articles, scores, team rosters, schedules, player rankings, calendars and statistics. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Yahoo issued a statement this morning on Tuesday's report that the company built a custom software tool to allow U.S. intelligence agencies to scan incoming email for all Yahoo users for certain selectors, calling the report "misleading" but not outright false. "The article is misleading. We narrowly interpret every government request for user data to minimize disclosure. Read More

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