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    Snowden: Users Should Drop Yahoo

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    Edward Snowden said that Yahoo users should close their accounts after a report revealed that the company had secretly scanned emails for US intelligence services.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Yahoo users should close their accounts after a report revealed that the company had secretly scanned emails for US intelligence services, National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden said Tuesday in a Twitter message.

    ​The former NSA contractor’s message came in response to US media reports on Tuesday that Yahoo had scanned user emails for officials of US intelligence agencies.

    According to the reports, Yahoo was secretly building software to scour all of its customers' emails for information at the request of US intelligence officials.

    The software reportedly was capable of searching all Yahoo Mail accounts in real time.


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