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  1. Yahoo

    Report: Yahoo Surveilled User Email for the NSA

    Do you Yahoo? Hope you weren’t emailing dirty secrets. Former employees have revealed that beginning in 2015, the internet giant engaged in a full-scale email wiretap — without the knowledge or consent of users, or even Yahoo security officers. People who used a particular character string in their emails had their messages scanned in real time and passed on to U.S. intelligence services. This is the latest in a series of massive security missteps to hit Yahoo, to the point that Edward Snowden’s urging users: “Close your account today.”

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