Secret court bid to reject spying on foreign clients failed in 2008
(NEWSER) – When the government came to Yahoo with a request that Yahoo help it spy on foreign users without a warrant, the company refused and sent its top lawyers to argue the case in a secret court proceeding, sources tell the New York Times. Its argument: users' Fourth Amendment rights would be violated. A key word in the court's response: It dubbed such a concern "overblown." When Yahoo lost the 2008 case, it essentially had no choice but to join the NSA's PRISM program.
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