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FEDS VERSUS YAHOO IN USER DATA TUG-OF-WAR

Yahoo has released a cache of 1,500 once-secret documents that reveal the US government strong-armed the company into turning over user data. Part of the feds’ coercive tactics was the threat of a $250,000 daily fine if Yahoo didn’t deliver the goods.

Yahoo had to “fight every step of the way” to avoid complying, according to the company’s general counsel—ultimately mounting a unsuccessful legal battle. The company warns that communications by US citizens are now open to NSA seizure…US citizens like you.

Still feel like the NSA is there to protect you? You’ve obviously got your head in the clouds.

Or maybe just in the Cloud.

YAHOO EBOLA SCARE A HACK JOB—OR A DRY RUN?

A recent Tweet from Yahoo News reported—pretty explosively—an Ebola outbreak in Atlanta, with 145 infected. Yahoo later claimed their feed was hacked…but was it a calculated move to test civic reaction? And, possibly, to drum up support for Big Pharma and an ebola vaccine?