Techdirt Adds More Details on Yahoo’s Scanning Scandal

The latest deets on Yahoo’s e-mail scanning scandal are not making anything clearer. In fact, it’s more the opposite. “On Wednesday afternoon the NY Times released a report that appeared to clarify some of the questions around Tuesday’s Reuters report about Yahoo scanning all emails. According to the NY Times, unlike the original Reuters report that talked about a ‘directive’ (which would imply an NSA surveillance program such as the one under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act), the scanning was actually the result of a more traditional FISA Court order.”

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