Reported Yahoo email scanning revives surveillance concerns

In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016, photo, flowers bloom in front of a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo responded again on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, to a report that it scanned incoming email to hundreds of millions of accounts for the U.S government. In a carefully worded statement that stops short of a denial, the company said a Tuesday Reuters report is “misleading,” saying that “the mail scanning described in the article does not exist on our systems.” (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo’s reported willingness to search user email to assist U.S. government investigators has revived concerns about court-approved surveillance programs that companies aren’t allowed to disclose to the people using their services.

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