Yahoo: Yahoo demands transparency from the Director of National Intelligence

From Yahoo: Yahoo demands transparency from the Director of National Intelligence. “In a letter today to James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Yahoo is formally urging that the U.S. government provide its citizens with clarification around national security orders they issue to internet companies to obtain user data. While the letter makes specific reference to recent allegations against Yahoo, it is intended to set a stronger precedent of transparency for our users and all citizens who could be affected by government requests for user data. As we’ve said before, recent press reports have been misleading; the mail scanning described in the article does not exist on our systems.” Two things: 1) I haven’t seen any news story or press release where Yahoo thoroughly explains what exactly was going on, and 2) The time to demand transparency was when Yahoo was first approached by the government to do exactly whatever it was they were asked to do.

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