Yahoo Busted Selling User Info To Feds

Yahoo isnt happy that a detailed menu of the spying services it provides law enforcement agencies has leaked onto the web. Shortly after Threat Level reported this week that Yahoo had blocked the FOIA release of its law enforcement and intelligence price list, someone provided a copy of the companys spying guide to the whistleblower site Cryptome. The 17-page guide describes Yahoos data retention policies and the surveillance capabilities it can provide law enforcement, with a pricing list for these services. Cryptome also published lawful data-interception guides for Cox Communications, SBC, Cingular, Nextel, GTE and other telecoms and service providers. But of all those companies, it appears to be Yahoos lawyers alone who have issued a DMCA takedown notice to Cryptome demanding the document be removed. Yahoo claims that publication of the document is a copyright violation, and gave Cryptome owner John Young a Thursday deadline for removing the document. So far, Young has refused. Yahoo, Verizon: Our Spy Capabilities Would Shock, Confuse Consumers Want to know how much phone companies and internet service providers charge to funnel your private communications or records to US law enforcement and spy agencies? This is a clip from Informed Citizens Newscast