Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Yahoo sues National Security Agency

American Internet company Yahoo! has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. National Security Agency ( NSA ), to defend the right to publish information on the number of requests that U.S. intelligence agencies were doing to gain access to the personal data of users, the newspaper Guardian.

Yahoo! has made in mid-July in the court of law to publish the documents on personal data collection program PRISM. The documents concern attempts to Yahoo! decline to provide personal data of its users at the request of the NSA. A U.S. court ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice is obliged to declassify documents that in 2009 the company Yahoo, according to her statement, "strongly protested " against the government structures of user data. The Court defined the term declassification of documents and the decision on the case until September, that does not mean full disclosure , since the U.S. government continues to edit for publication some of them , which , according to the authorities, must remain secret .

"We went to court because we have no right to disclose ( information on the number ) queries," - said the representative of the company. On Monday, a similar initiative was the largest of Microsoft and Google, for even greater transparency in the matter of interaction with special services.

In early June, a former CIA officer Edward Snowden published data on the top-secret program of the U.S. NSA PRISM, which allows to monitor electronic communications for the largest sites. A number of companies have achieved permission to publish statistics on the overall needs of the U.S. government at the data of its users. The first query information security services issued the Facebook, Microsoft and Apple.

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