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Yahoo denies report of mass email surveillance

Allegations, if proven true, could reveal new level of spying by the NSA, say activists

Yahoo says the report, which claims it scanned hundreds of millions of email accounts to help US intelligence, is "misleading".


YAHOO on Wednesday rejected allegations of mass email surveillance amid an outcry from privacy activists over a report that it created a special scanning program at the behest of US intelligence.

The report, which said the US Internet giant secretly scanned hundreds of...