Employees of the us company Yahoo! last year at the request of US intelligence have created software for analyzing and processing all incoming emails to the Internet users of its mail service. According to Reuters, which cites sources familiar with the situation, this was done to help American intelligence.
According to journalists, the head of Yahoo! Marissa Mayer has received a demand in the form of a secret Directive from either the national security Agency (NSA) or Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) and requested developers a mail service Yahoo! to create the corresponding program.
While Mayer has not disclosed to the security company, which after a few weeks of the program found her and took over the actions of hackers. Knowing that the creation of the program was authorized by the head of the company, head of services Alex Stamos resigned, the Agency said.
It is reported that the program was designed to filter in real time all incoming messages containing a certain combination of symbols. Passed whether Yahoo! intelligence agencies any information and did the same request for other e-mail services, the Agency could not figure out.
Sources told journalists that this is the first case in history where the Internet company has agreed to follow users by searching all incoming messages unlike check saved messages and scan a small number of accounts in real time.
The Representative Of Yahoo! in response to the request of journalists about the comments stressed that the company “is a law-abiding, acting in accordance with the directives of the United States of America.” The NSA, the Agency was advised to contact the Director of national intelligence, which, in turn, declined to comment.