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Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for US intelligence: sources

SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software programme to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information provided by US intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified US government demand, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, said three former employees and a fourth person apprised of the events. Some surveillance experts said this represents the…