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Yahoo Insists on Transparency From U.S. National Intelligence Over Misleading Reports of "Scanning"

     
4:02 pm on Oct 20, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo has written to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence urging that the U.S. Government provide clarification over national security orders issued to Internet businesses. It's also insisting that the scanning of customer e-mails "does not exist" on its systems.


While the letter makes specific reference to recent allegations against Yahoo, it is intended to set a stronger precedent of transparency for our users and all citizens who could be affected by government requests for user data. As we’ve said before, recent press reports have been misleading; the mail scanning described in the article does not exist on our systems. Yahoo Insists on Transparency From U.S. National Intelligence Over Misleading Reports of "Scanning" [yahoopolicy.tumblr.com]


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4:03 am on Oct 21, 2016 (gmt 0)

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It's also insisting that the scanning of customer e-mails "does not exist" on its systems."
Well that's the dynamic isn't it.

If Yahoo can show that emails are not scanned then there's nothing to turn over. But it would depend on what the definition of "scanned" is.
(got that from Bill Clinton)
 

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