The Spies in Your Email

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Media Outlet: Slate

Robyn Greene wrote for Slate on how Yahoo! gave in to government surveillance demands and risked user data.

There’s a lot we don’t know about the big news, reported earlier this week by Reuters, that if you were a Yahoo email user in April 2015, Yahoo spied on your emails at the behest of a government agency. We don’t yet have a clear idea of whether the FBI or the National Security Agency was responsible, what kind of surveillance happened, for what purpose, for how long, and under what legal theory. But while a lot of the details need to be filled in, the outline we have should trouble us all.

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Robyn Greene is the policy counsel and government affairs lead for the Open Technology Institute at New America specializing in issues concerning surveillance and cybersecurity.