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Yahoo denies surveillance claims amid privacy outcry

The report by Reuters news agency, citing former employees of the internet firm as sources, said Yahoo had built a custom program in 2015 which scanned all its emails to help US intelligence and the FBIYahoo on Wednesday rejected allegations of mass email surveillance amid an outcry from privacy activists over a report that it created a special scanning program at the behest of US intelligence. The report, which said the US internet giant secretly scanned hundreds of millions of email accounts to help American intelligence, was “misleading,” Yahoo said. “We narrowly interpret every government request for user data to minimize disclosure,” the company said in a statement to AFP.

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