Yahoo! denied the publication of the Reuters news Agency, according to which the American company last year at the request of US intelligence have created a software for the analysis and processing of all incoming emails of users of its email service, transfers TV channel CNBC.
In Yahoo! emphasize that these allegations are not true. “We carefully treat every government request for disclosure of user data to keep it to a minimum. A method of scanning the mail, as described in the article, does not exist in our system”, – explained in the company.
The journalists of Reuters, citing sources familiar with the situation, wrote that Yahoo! scanned all incoming mail to Internet users 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.
Edward Snowden, a former NSA employee who revealed the extent of the program of electronic surveillance by American agencies, was called to his Twitter to remove accounts on Yahoo. He also stated the need to comment on this subject to representatives of other tech giants and presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.