Yahoo email scan fell under foreign spy law -sources

(Corrects throughout to show court order did not come under Section 702 of FISA Corrects headline and first paragraph to remove references to soon-expiring law.) By Mark Hosenball and Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Yahoo operation in 2015 to scan the incoming email of its customers for specific information identified by the U.S. government was authorized under a foreign intelligence law, U.S. government officials familiar with the matter said. Reuters on Tuesday reported that the Yahoo program was in response to a classified U.S. government request to scan emails belonging to hundreds of millions of Yahoo users. The revelation rekindled a long-running debate in the United States over the proper balance between digital privacy and national security.

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