US threatened Yahoo with $250K daily fine when it resisted NSA data requests

US threatened Yahoo with $250K daily fine when it resisted NSA data requests

When Yahoo didn’t comply with a National Security Agency request to hand over user data under the PRISM surveillance program, the US government threatened it with daily fines of $250K, the company has revealed.

Ron Bell, Yahoo’s general counsel, said in a blog post, that the company “refused to comply with what we viewed as unconstitutional and overbroad surveillance and challenged the US Government’s authority.”

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