Yahoo's court challenge failed and the company ultimately handed over the data to the spy agency.
“The released documents underscore how we had to fight every step of the way to challenge the US government’s surveillance efforts,” Yahoo general counsel Ron Bell said in a blog post. PressTV
▶ NSA threatened Yahoo! with $225,000 per day fine - YouTube
A judge with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Thursday declassified documents showing the US government threatened to fine Yahoo! $225,000 per day over the company’s refusal to grant the National Security Agency access to user data. The papers reveal the internet giant filed legal complaints challenging the spy agency’s requests as unconstitutional, but was eventually coerced into granting access while keeping secret the government’s activities. To discuss this latest NSA revelation and its implication, RT’s Manila Chan is joined by Derek Khanna, a columnist and Yale Law School Fellow.