Privacy Debate Flares With Report About Yahoo Scanning Emails – WSJ


Big technology companies, including Google, Microsoft Corp., Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. denied scanning incoming user emails on behalf of the U.S. government, following a report that Yahoo Inc. had built such a system.

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According to Reuters, the Yahoo system contained a flaw that could have allowed hackers to access email messages.

I can’t wait to hear the European response to this. You might think the intelligence community would have learned that overly-broad surveillance did more harm than good to its goal of collecting actionable intelligence (nevermind constitutional issues), but you’d be wrong.

It’s ¬†possible that the intelligence community (or Yahoo) has the ability to sift these huge volumes of data for meaningful intelligence that can be actioned, but I have my doubts.

Source: Privacy Debate Flares With Report About Yahoo Scanning Emails – WSJ

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