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Yahoo FOUGHT against NSA’s warrantless spying program

Posted By admin On June 16, 2013 @ 6:28 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

UK Daily Mail [1]
June 16, 2013

Yahoo’s top lawyers had a courtroom showdown with the National Security Agency after it had demanded information on certain foreign users without a warrant, but the tech giant lost and was forced to hand over the data, it was revealed today.

Court documents obtained by the New York Times [2] show that the Internet company had initially refused to join the PRISM spying program, insisting that the broad national security requests seeking users’ personal information were unconstitutional.

However, the secret court operating under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) sided with the NSA and forced Yahoo’s hand.

Information about Yahoo’s legal battle against the NSA first emerged in a heavily redacted court order, but the name of the company involved had not been released until now.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2342200/Revealed-Yahoo-FOUGHT-NSAs-warrantless-spying-program-lost-forced-secret-court-join-PRISM.html

[2] New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/14/technology/secret-court-ruling-put-tech-companies-in-data-bind.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

[3] Watchdog hits out at Yahoo! for ‘spying’ on customer emails to sell targeted advertising: http://www.prisonplanet.com/watchdog-hits-out-at-yahoo-for-spying-on-customer-emails-to-sell-targeted-advertising.html

[4] Top National Security Experts: Spying Program Doesn’t Make Us Safer, and Spying Leaks Don’t Harm America: http://www.prisonplanet.com/top-national-security-experts-spying-program-doesn%e2%80%99t-make-us-safer-and-spying-leaks-don%e2%80%99t-harm-america.html

[5] Stop Congress from Reauthorizing the FISA Amendments Act, a Warrantless Spying Bill: http://www.prisonplanet.com/stop-congress-from-reauthorizing-the-fisa-amendments-act-a-warrantless-spying-bill.html

[6] Top NSA Whistleblower Spills the Beans on the Real Scope of the Spying Program: http://www.prisonplanet.com/top-nsa-whistleblower-spills-the-beans-on-the-real-scope-of-the-spying-program.html

[7] Obama Pushes For Renewal Of Warrantless Spying On Americans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-pushes-for-renewal-of-warrantless-spying-on-americans.html

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