SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter.
The company complied with a classified U.S. government demand, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, said three former employees and a fourth person apprised of the events.
Some surveillance experts said this represents the first case to surface of a U.S. Internet company agreeing to an intelligence agency’s request by searching all arriving messages, as opposed to examining stored messages or scanning a small number of accounts in real time….. [read more]
lhwm notes: Going to school for I.T. is teaching me a lot. This is one of them. I would suggest finding an alternate way of receiving emails. Here is an article on 5 of the Best Secure Email Services for Better Privacy or if you have your own website you can use your host provider and create emails. Either way learn not to type private information through emails, texting and especially on social media. I’m sure there are more private email providers out there al you need to do is search for them.