Friday, September 12, 2014

Yahoo Faced $250,000-Day Fine for Not Giving US User Data

It would appear that the Obama Regime wants access to your personal and private data and they're willing to go to the mattresses with Yahoo to get it...

(NewsMax) Yahoo! Inc. said the U.S. government threatened in 2008 to fine it $250,000 a day for refusing to comply with national security-related requests for its users’ Internet data.

In small victory for Yahoo’s legal challenges to U.S. surveillance practices, a court today permitted the company to release 1,500 pages of documents that shed light on the scope and force of the government’s data-collection methods.

The company and competitors including Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. have been trying to protect their reputations following revelations that began in June 2013 by former government contractor Edward Snowden that the National Security Agency had access to information about the Internet use of the companies’ customers. Yahoo first challenged the NSA requests in court in 2007-2008.

"The released documents underscore how we had to fight every step of the way to challenge the U.S. government's surveillance efforts," Ron Bell, general counsel for the Sunnyvale, California-based company, said in a blog posting.

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Posted By: Chris Carmouche