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  1. U.S. Threatened Yahoo for Consumer Data

    The government strong-armed the Internet search giant into handing consumer data over to the NSA, according to 1,500 pages of unsealed court documents. Released by a federal surveillance court judge yesterday, the papers show that authorities threatened $250,000-a-day fines. While Yahoo lost its 2008 legal challenge to have an expanded U.S. anti-terrorism surveillance law deemed unconstitutional, the tech firm’s lawyer, Ron Bell, hailed the documents’ release as “an important win for transparency.”

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