Yahoo may have allowed US government to search user emails
Yahoo has reportedly searched through all of its users’ incoming emails with a secret software program that’s designed to ferret out information for U.S. government agencies.
The software program, which was created last year, has scanned hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, according to a Tuesday report from Reuters.
Yahoo reportedly created the program to comply with a U.S. classified government directive. It’s unclear if the mass email searching program is still in use.
“Yahoo is a law-abiding company and complies with the laws of the United States,” the company said in a statement.