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Yahoo Issues Takedown Notice for Spying Price List

Dec 07, 2009, 12:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kim Zetter)

"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 company's spying guide to the whistleblower site Cryptome.

"The 17-page guide describes Yahoo's 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 Yahoo's 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."

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