US tech giants say they didn’t do Yahoo-style email spying
Reports of a secret Yahoo program to search through customers’ incoming emails has spurred other tech companies to deny ever receiving a similar request from the U.S. government.
The program, reportedly created last year through a classified U.S. order, involves Yahoo searching through hundreds of millions of user accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI.
Other U.S. tech companies, including Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook, denied doing anything like it. Most also said they would challenge such a request in court.
Privacy advocates said the government enlisting Yahoo to assist in email monitoring would be wrong.