Did Yahoo Search Private Email Accounts For the Government?

Listen to story:

FEATURING SHAHID BUTTAR – An explosive Reuters report this week revealed that the tech company searched through thousands of private emails of its customers on behalf of the US government.

Former employees of Yahoo spoke with Reuters saying the Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer complied with the government directive, which led to at least one executive, Alex Stamos, resigning in opposition. Stamos now works at Facebook.

It is not clear which agency was involved, the FBI, or the NSA, both of which have come under public scrutiny for widespread public surveillance.

Find more information at www.EFF.org.

Shahid Buttar, Director of Grassroots Advocacy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.