And what company is that, if I may ask?


On Oct 06, 2016, at 08:46 PM, David Harker <> wrote:

This is why I use email from a company which is not required to report
to any govt. agency.

On 10/6/16, Lee Larson <> wrote:
On Oct 6, 2016, at 9:52 AM, Jane Plunkett <> wrote:

I canceled my Yahoo Acct.

Yahoo secretly scanned emails of all users for NSA and the FBI

You can’t escape by merely cancelling an account. This is just another
aspect of the FISA laws about which Edward Snowden made so many revelations.
According to Reuters:

A Yahoo operation in 2015 to scan the incoming email of its customers for
specific information requested by the U.S. government was authorized under a
foreign intelligence law, parts of which will expire next year, two U.S.
government officials familiar with the matter said. The collection in
question was specifically authorized by a warrant issued by the secret
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, said the two government sources,
who requested anonymity to speak freely. Yahoo's request came under the
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the sources said. The two sources
said the request was issued under a provision of the law known as Section
702, which will expire on Dec. 31, 2017, unless lawmakers act to renew it.
The FISA Court warrant related specifically to Yahoo, but it is possible
similar such orders have been issued to other telecom and internet
companies, the sources said. Section 702 of the FISA governs a program
exposed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden known
as Prism, which gathers messaging data from Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook
Inc, Microsoft Corp, Apple Inc and other major tech companies that involves
a foreign target under surveillance. Another type of spying the authority
allowed under Section 702 is known as "upstream," and allows the NSA to copy
web traffic flowing along the internet backbone located inside the United
States and search for certain terms associated with a target.

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