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Yahoo CEO Mayer: we faced jail if we revealed NSA surveillance secrets

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Dominic Rushe
London Guardian [1]
September 12, 2013

Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook struck back on Wednesday at critics who have charged tech companies with doing too little to fight off NSA surveillance. Mayer said executives faced jail if they revealed government secrets.

Yahoo and Facebook, along with other tech firms, are pushing for the right to be allowed to publish the number of requests they receive from the spy agency. Companies are forbidden by law to disclose how much data they provide.

During an interview at the Techcrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, Mayer was asked why tech companies had not simply decided to tell the public more about what the US surveillance industry was up to. “Releasing classified information is treason and you are incarcerated,” she said.

Mayer said she was “proud to be part of an organisation that from the beginning, in 2007, has been sceptical of – and has been scrutinizing – those requests [from the NSA].”

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/11/yahoo-ceo-mayer-jail-nsa-surveillance

[2] Yahoo Threatens Cryptome Over Leaked Surveillance Document: http://www.prisonplanet.com/yahoo-threatens-cryptome-over-leaked-surveillance-document.html

[3] Web companies begin releasing surveillance information after U.S. deal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/web-companies-begin-releasing-surveillance-information-after-u-s-deal.html

[4] Yahoo FOUGHT against NSA’s warrantless spying program: http://www.prisonplanet.com/yahoo-fought-against-nsas-warrantless-spying-program.html

[5] Mayer: Top DOJ Lawyers Spoke ‘In Codes’ For Fear Of Being Wiretapped By White House ‘Lunatics’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mayer-top-doj-lawyers-spoke-%e2%80%98in-codes%e2%80%99-for-fear-of-being-wiretapped-by-white-house-%e2%80%98lunatics%e2%80%99.html

[6] More Demands on Cell Carriers in Surveillance: http://www.prisonplanet.com/more-demands-on-cell-carriers-in-surveillance.html

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