If the recent “state sponsored” Yahoo hack wasn’t enough motivation for users to stop using their services, the latest news about Yahoo should be. Joseph Menn, a reporter at Reuters, just revealed that Yahoo created a custom email wiretap service for the US government.

Last year, Yahoo complied with a classified government directive to create a software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails. What exactly they were searching for remains classified. However, we do know that the search was targeted towards a certain “set of characters,” according to Menn.

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