US government threatened Yahoo with $250k fines for users data – Truthloader

US government threatened Yahoo with $250k fines for users data – Truthloader


The secret surveillance programmes of US authorities
have been explored a lot in recent months and years. But now we know just how much pressure
the Government has been putting on companies to hand over personal data.
According to documents unsealed earlier this week, the US government actually threatened
to fine Yahoo in 2008, if they didn’t hand over customer data to intelligence agencies.
Basically the US government changed a law forcing tech giants to give users online information
to them. If Yahoo didn’t comply, it would’ve set them back £250,000.
And if Yahoo didn’t pay the massive fine of 250K for every day it didn’t hand over
the information, the fines would then be DOUBLED the following week.
Yahoo did lose the overall battle but this was exposed with the help of Edward Snowden
last year. But this was going on way before Snowden’s time. Marc Rotenberg, who’s
the executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Centre said,
“It tells us how very serious the Bush administration was about trying to get the Internet firms
to turn over this data.” Other internet Goliaths like Facebook, Microsoft
and Google have been publishing the details of any secret government requests they receive
for data now to prove their detachment of any such requests. They’re doing so because
they don’t want people like you and me to not use their site.
Yahoo said they are going to make public a fifteen hundred page document that was classified
showing their battle with the US government. Yahoo’s general counsel said this was an
important win for transparency. The body that rules and grants surveillance
warrants by the NSA and the FBI is the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. They have
never held a public meeting and its members are handpicked by the U.S. Supreme Court chief
justice and his department are the only people who are allowed to hear from them.
Hmmmmmmm, what else is going on that they’re not telling us about? Don’t forget to get
subbed. Thanks for watching.

53 comments

  1. You should not trust Yahoo or any other American company with your data, due to things like this. Remember too, there is a law that says the U.S. government can read your email if it is left on servers for more than six months. Therefore, I switched from Yahoo mail to Russia-based Yandex.com mail. I'm very happy with the service there.

  2. Thanks, the info will be added to my research on our Regime.  The communist bankster, NWO is moving right along.  We need all new government.  I think we may be getting some new blood this November.  All career bureaucrats and their thug handlers need to go.   

  3. Lol. In the other hand, just how independent is truth loader? Owned by a major network, and likely controlled by the same NSA that blackmailed yahoo….. That you can complain about being stripped of your freedoms while pretending that Russia and Syria and wherever the US's tentacles are worse regimes, worse than complete control of every aspect of the media, and our private information.

  4. If facebook, google, and other HUGE corporations went to war with the US government they'd win! Google even makes some of the US armies high tech machines. They're making AI Robotic infantry right now and selling them to the US. (Prototypes)

  5. This is just one of the many EVIL acts that you people don't see from your 'beloved' USA. Learn the truth and be liberated! Down with the USA!

  6. If yahoo keeps pushing back like this and protecting our rights, then I'm going to start using every service they have available! THANK YOU YAHOO!
    PS, stop using google! Use duckduckgo search engine for privacy and other good stuff. It looks and functions just about the same so it's a very easy transition (this is the only yahoo service I wouldn't use, but only because duckduckgo is so heavily invested in consumer rights and privacy, eliminating the "internet search bubble" etc…)

  7. ok if google and fb ect all declined, and refused to pay, what can happen, if they left the us market they can still make billions and it would cripple the us, the us needs them more than they need the us

  8. Great vid. Can you make more on this topic, and a series of vids on Snoweds leaks and what they've caused around the world.

  9. You Already Know Everything They Aren't Telling Us.  They Just Won't Admit To Anything. Big Brother Is Watching, And Waiting To See How Many Get Taken Down By Disease, And War. The End Times Are Here And Real. Thanks Paddy. Great Reporting! Peace Be Unto You And Your House, And I'm Out!

  10. Thanks again, Truthloader, for addressing topics that the mainstream media would rather not touch or, worse still, totally play down.  You provide a very important public service – keep up the good work!

  11. Good on you Yahoo for letting people know about the (YAHOOS), people read Gulliver's travel Jonathan Swift's 1726 novel .

  12. You hear that? The Bush Administration and even before that…so people can stop blaming Obama. Not that hes so great, but certainly seems like everything we are blaming on Obama has been part of those rich and powerful on top's ideas for years before the public actually hears of it

  13. You hear that? The Bush Administration and even before that…so people can stop blaming Obama. Not that hes so great, but certainly seems like everything we are blaming on Obama has been part of those rich and powerful on top's ideas for years before the public actually hears of it

  14. US government threatened Yahoo with $250k fines for users data – Truthloader .
    Go to hell government security!!  Why does government want "personal data" Itelligence…seems more like STUPIDITY and all of the JACASSES that work for the Security part also that HOMOsicktual G.W.Bush with his patriot actless BULL

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