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[科技] Yahoo reportedly gave the US government access to all user emails

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别瘠薄闹 发表于 2016-10-5 04:03:52
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Yahoo reportedly gave the US government access to all user emails

Yahoo reportedly gave the US government access to all user emails

  In an unprecedented move, Yahoo allegedly built custom software for the US government to help its spy agencies look for specific information in all of its customers' emails.
   A report from Reuters claims Yahoo built the program last year at the behest of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Reuters learned about Yahoo's actions through interviews with two anonymous ex-Yahoo employees and another anonymous source familiar with the matter.
     

Yahoo reportedly gave the US government access to all user emails

Yahoo reportedly gave the US government access to all user emails
      Yahoo Mail for Windows      "Yahoo is a law abiding company, and complies with the laws of the United States," said a Yahoo spokesperson speaking with TechRadar.
   While technically legal according to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Yahoo's move to allow real-time mass surveillance of its users is unprecedented. It's also unknown what exactly the FBI and NSA were looking for.
  The revelation is shocking as no major technology company has allowed such broad access to its users before, setting a dangerous precedent. Traditionally, the US government has approached companies for specific user data on a case-by-case basis.
  "Experts said it was likely that the NSA or FBI had approached other Internet companies with the same demand, since they evidently did not know what email accounts were being used by the target," according to Reuters.
  Fighting for user privacy

   Today's report reignites the conversation about whether technology companies should build a backdoor into its security systems for government use. Last year, Apple fought against the FBI when it refused to create a special program for the agency to break into a terrorist'siPhone. Apple argued that a backdoor for the government would invite attacks from criminals and foreign governments. The FBIdropped its case against Apple after a third-party helped unlock the phone.
     

Yahoo reportedly gave the US government access to all user emails

Yahoo reportedly gave the US government access to all user emails
      The FBI wanted Apple to unlock an iPhone 5c that was used by a terrorist       In April of this year, Facebook reported a13% increase in government requests from the first half of the year for user information. Other tech companies like Google and Microsoft have also historicallyfought to reveal the public how many government data requests they receive.
   Yahoo has also fought against bulk government surveillance in the past. Back in 2014, Yahoo refused to hand over user data to the NSA. In retaliation, the US government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 per day until it handed over the data.
     

Yahoo reportedly gave the US government access to all user emails

Yahoo reportedly gave the US government access to all user emails
      Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer      It's unclear why Yahoo decided to allow such unprecedented access to the US government after fighting for user privacy in the past. FISA experts speaking with Reuters said Yahoo could have contested the request on the grounds of being too broad and the burden of having to create a tool, similar to Apple's argument against the FBI.
   The anonymous sources speaking with Reuters allege that the final decision was made by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. The decision was allegedly the reason Yahoo's Chief Security Officer at the time, Alex Stamos, left the company for Facebook in 2015.
   It's also unclear whether or not thestate sponsored hack of Yahoo where 500 million customer accounts were compromised was due in part to the tool given to the US government.
  
       
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葛闻帆琯 发表于 2016-10-5 05:16:17
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