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12. 09. 2014


12.9.2014. (Tanjug, B92) - The international Internet corporation Yahoo stated that the US government threatened it with a fine of $250,000 a day if it refused to hand over user data to the National Security Agency.

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) demanded that Yahoo acts in accordance with new surveillance rules, which the company considered unconstitutional and attempted to prove that in court, BBC reported.

Yahoo did not win the court battle regarding the government demands, dating back to the George Bush mandate.

The secret proces became public on Thursday, when the federal judge ordered that some documents from the proceedings be made public, which Yahoo greeted as „victory of transparency".

The American Civil Liberties Union stated that the case shows that much more openness is needed regarding the government's surveillance program.

Former NSA employee Edward Snowden, who fled the U.S, exposed the secret surveillance program last year.

Court documents reveal that the battle over surveillance between technology companies and the U.S. government has been led for years before Snowden exposed the existence of such program, AP reported

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