Yahoo Won Public DisclosureAdded: Friday, July 19th, 2013
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extrattorrent.com, 2013
The tech giant has recently won a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court order which can force the public disclosure of Yahoo’s efforts to distance itself from the infamous NSA’s PRISM program.
A court ruling was found, signed off by Reggie B. Walton, FISA, saying that the government shall conduct a declassification review of the Court’s Memorandum Opinion of Yahoo's case and the legal briefs submitted by the parties to the court.
However, it isn’t a total victory – the court has decided that the Department of Justice is able to estimate how long it can take to declassify the documents while still remaining able to redact what it considers classified data.
The tech giant has previously explained that it hoped releasing the papers would inform people of the nature of the conversations. Yahoo claimed it was happy with the decision, and believes that once the documents are made public, they will be able to contribute constructively to the ongoing public discussion around Internet privacy.
Meanwhile, the EFF has pointed out that tech giant did start a legal fight against Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of its own volition, and that other corporations may have acted in the same way – it’s just that the data isn’t public yet. The EFF claimed that Yahoo deserves a “gold star” for its efforts.
Since the PRISM scandal, the US companies have been rushing to stem the PR disaster by claiming they didn’t directly collaborate with the NSA and had been forced to act within the law. For its part, the tech giant revealed that the company had received up to 13,000 requests from American authorities within the last 6 months.
At the same time, critics argue that the corporations themselves were culpable in the extent of their collaboration. For example, Edward Snowden, who is still on the run from the Obama administration for the leaks of classified documents, revealed that Microsoft provided direct access to Outlook.com and Skydrive to the NSA.
In response, Microsoft claimed it didn’t provide any government with blanket or direct access to its products, though in some cases legal obligations may require that the company maintains the ability to provide data in response to a law enforcement or national security request. Despite the fact that these corporations may have been bound by the law, the US citizens are still questioning the enthusiasm with which they participated, as well as the extent they were forced to comply.
July 19th,2013Posted by:
Friday, July 19th, 2013
|if i may ask but 1 question, and no doubt it has been asked a billion times before. the usa and its prism spying whatever you want to call it!!, what or who gives them the right to invade the privacy of users of other countries? does me having a full (i hate to say it) english breakfast and perusing facebook and liking what some person has said on the other side of the word............ and i'm happily munching away uknowingly some guy in the usa is monitoring my usage of facebook... i mean, really, who the fcuk do you think you people are in goverment in the usa?????? is the rest of the world just going to let this slide or are we going to tell those bunch of paranoid hypocrites to just F*&K OFF!!!|
|LOL!! peaSoup maybe they wanted to know why there were no tattie scones and broon sauce on yer plate!|
PS, it aint just facebook its every type of communication that went to or thro Britain they were nosing into, tho I have not heard of any homing pigeons being interrogated yet?
|i take offence to the idea that i hate hp broon sers, rather have daddies, but knowin some guy in the united states of we know what the feck your doing, knows my prefference to my tastes in the market of brown sauce just freaks me out!!!! i use white andrex, thats another matter.......... but... ffs!! pmsl|
|posted by (2013-07-20 00:59:56)|
|thanks yahoo for upholding our privacy rights|
|Yeah get lost obama, NSA, FBI, Homeland security,fat lot of good they all done did not stop the boston bombers,they will be telling us they won in afganistan next.|
|ok chains, tell me how the hell do you stop a couple of determined kids from blowing something up? you can make your own explosives these days with two classes in basic chemistry, are you guys any better in the U.K? I R A was bombing the shit out of the UK for years!! truth is its hard to stop them if you cant find them.|
|posted by (2013-07-24 08:08:28)|
|C'mon... No one in the US is spying on you. All that internet monitoring was outsourced to India and China years ago. It's probably likely that all these programs were started just so politicians could monitor their daughters usage of social media or to catch their wives with the milk man. Truth is, the government is afraid of its citizens. And that's the way it should be. After all....we're their bosses.|
|Well never really had a crackbook account,for very long,cant say i never tried it,but never will i again,way too much drama,and politics for me.I see that crap every time i turn on the internet or cable.Far as goes,anyone with 1/3 a brain knows,we have all been spied on in one way or another,I'm not too much of a conspiracy theorist myself,but but i seen too many shows like "big bother is watching" well i say he's been watching for many moons! Time to wake up and give your fatheads a shake!||
Most Popular Stories