Surveillance Racket: Feds threatened Yahoo with $250K per day fine to force data release

21st Century Wire says…
Should the government have dominion over all of your private emails, chat and data? Washington thinks so, and has strong-armed companies into submission…

‘The U. S. government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day in 2008 if it failed to comply with a broad demand to hand over user communications – a request the company believed was unconstitutional – according to court documents unsealed Thursday that illuminate how federal officials forced American tech companies to participate in the National Security Agency’s controversial PRISM program,’ reports Craig Timberg in The Washington Post.
Comply, or die.
That’s called the surveillance racket.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on SEPTEMBER 13, 2014.

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