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1default Yahoo 'threatened' by US government on September 12th 2014, 4:39 am

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Yahoo said the US government threatened to fine it $250,000 a day if the search giant failed to hand over user data.

According to court documents, the National Security Agency (NSA) had demanded that Yahoo comply with new surveillance rules, something the company said was unconstitutional.

Yahoo failed in a court challenge on the constitutionality of the order.

But the details emerged on Thursday when a federal judge ordered the unsealing of some material about case.

Yahoo's general counsel Ron Bell said publication of the material was "an important win for transparency".

Yahoo said that the government amended a law to demand user information from online services, prompting a court challenge. Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden disclosed the programme last year.

But the court documents reveal that the battle over surveillance between technology firms and the US government stretched back years before the Snowden revelations.

The new material about the case, first reported by the Washington Post, underscores "how we had to fight every step of the way to challenge the US government's surveillance efforts',' Mr Bell added.

"At one point, the US government threatened the imposition of $250,000 in fines per day if we refused to comply," he said.

About 1,500 pages of previously classified documents were unsealed by a federal court.

So much for the American Constitution!

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2default Re: Yahoo 'threatened' by US government on September 12th 2014, 4:27 pm

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So much for the American Constitution!
They have been shredding it for the last few years. Next on the list is the militarization of school police forces, and then the full implementation of the youth core program where they go into schools to teach kids how to tell if their parent are a traitor. This of course will be their new internal security force.

Militarization of school police forces has already began so I estimate another couple years before its like pre WW2 nazi Germany over here.

The NSA , the TSA and DHS are illegal rogue agencies who are nothing less than the GOSTOPO.


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