It's good to know Yahoo fought for users privacy rights... It's too bad the government trampled over them. I switched from Yahoo to Google years many years ago... I may have to switch back to Yahoo as my primary search engine.
looks like it wouldnt matter if ms fought it, yahoo in the end had to bend over and take it anyways. Not that that makes it ok, just it doesnt surprise me ms took it easy, I am surprised however that yahoo kicked and screamed before submitting. good on em
MS/Google/Yahoo can't fight the NSA in the courts unless the laws change. But MS does review requests for data, and can deny requests if they're not done properly. That's about the only way they can fight back right now. The laws need to change, and the ones at the top that support them should get tossed out of office.
So let me get this right... Yahoo! fought against a court order and won, and yet this is the same company with such low security standards that they are well known for having the most compromised accounts of any service.
... so even if they resisted how would we ever know that the government didn't get the information anyways?
You realize that many have pointed out that the Guardian's stance on this has some serious factual errors right? And when told about these errors they've been very slow to correct them. For example neither MS or Google allowed the NSA "direct access" to their servers, they use sftp. Additionally Yahoo has nothing to loose at this point, the company is still in a tailspin, MS, Google, and Facebook have lots to loose if they attempt to square off with the NSA.
So how does "unsealing" documents actually work? Does someone open a special safe containing manilla envelopes glued closed, find the one that says "Yahoo Evidence" and with great pomp and circumstance run a letter opener along the flap. "Voila! These are now Unsealed!"
Yahoo resisted to release users' information to US government but handed in users' information to Chinese Government even the server was not in mainland China and led to a human right activist arrested.
Yeah... We have a choice now, want information in US government's hand or in Chinese government's hand?
Who belive them anyway? It`s just a marketing move...
Forums are full of their users trying to get help with various problems (like forgotten stupid security questions) and they provide no support whastsoever... why would they care now for that users privacy?