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“By continuing the process of inflation, governments can confiscate secretly and unobserved an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” – John Maynard Keynes, writing about the effects of a seemingly small amount of inflation every year.

Yahoo “Scanned Customer Emails” Under a Top-Secret Order

Do you have a Yahoo email address? Did you receive any email messages from someone using a Yahoo email address? If you answered “yes” to either question, the US government has been reading your email messages. Yahoo was forced by a secret court order to build a tool that scanned all of its customers’ emails for specific information supplied by US intelligence agencies.

The report comes from Reuters, citing three sources who are familiar with the events. You can read more at http://www.zdnet.com/article/yahoo-secretly-scanned-customer-emails-for-us-intelligence/ as well as the original report in Reuters at http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yahoo-nsa-exclusive-idUSKCN1241YT.

Categories: Email Security

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