Till Now, Only former NSA Employee Edward Snowden was revealing the NSA secrets—How they Spy on people and snooping on them every time, but now same thing done by Yahoo which is a most popular Internet Company.
The whole news just end with a few lines—The US government threatened Internet giant with a $250,000 fine per day several years ago if it failed to comply with National Security Agency’s notorious PRISM Surveillance program.
So, this is the thing which is basically proved by the Snowden every time with different revelations about NSA.
“The released documents underscore how we had to fight every step of the way to challenge the US Government’s surveillance efforts, “At one point, the US Government threatened the imposition of $250,000 in fines per day if we refused to comply,”the company’s general counsel Ron Bell said on Yahoo’s Tumblr page.
The BIG Question after this revelation is—If Yahoo declined to carry on with the terms of NSA, so Google, Microsoft and other companies accepted that?
Answer of the above question is really Important for us, and hope it is not like that.
In 2007, the U.S. Government amended a key law to demand user information from online services. We refused to comply with what we viewed as unconstitutional and overbroad surveillance and challenged the U.S. Government’s authority, Ron Bell from Yahoo wrote in the tumblr post.
The dispute revolved around the Protect America Act, a 2007 law that allowed the government to eavesdrop, without a warrant, on people believed to be connected to terrorist groups. The law expired in 2008, but was replaced by other laws that grant the government essentially the same powers, WSJ writes.
This Internet giant battle was in privacy at that time, but this disclosed publicly when about 1,500 pages of previously classified documents were unsealed by a federal court.