It is no longer just a conspiracy theory to believe that the government is spying on you and collecting information about you. A shocking new revelation shows that spying on U.S. citizens by the United States government is taking place on a massive scale. Yes, Big Brother is watching you.
Yahoo, the internet search engine and email hub, has been spying on their customers and patrons. According to CNBC, Yahoo has built and used a program that scans all of their users incoming emails for specific information. Certain information was given then to Yahoo by the NSA and FBI to enter into the custom program which then tells the program what to look for throughout the hundreds of millions of user accounts.
Not only is this a massive breach of trust between Yahoo and their users, it shows that the government is actively spying on and monitoring American citizens.
Yahoo released a statement shortly after their spying was exposed in which they state that “Yahoo is a law abiding company, and complies with the laws of the United States.”
It is currently unknown if the NSA and FBI approached other internet email providers with a request to spy on their users, but there is always more than meets the eye and it is highly unlikely that they limited their surveillance request to only Yahoo.