24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site

RSS

Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

Yahoo CEO: Jail Time Threatened for Revealing NSA Surveillance

Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook struck back on Wednesday at critics who have charged tech companies with doing too little to fight off NSA surveillance. Mayer said executives faced jail if they revealed government secrets.

Yahoo and Facebook, along with other tech firms, are pushing for the right to be allowed to publish the number of requests they receive from the spy agency. Companies are forbidden by law to disclose how much data they provide.

Source: The Guardian. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  • SIV||

    Mayer was asked why tech companies had not simply decided to tell the public more about what the US surveillance industry was up to. "Releasing classified information is treason and you are incarcerated," she said.

    C'mon Marissa, if this be treason make the most of it.

  • Scarecrow Repair||

    Damn straight. Force their hand. Make them charge the CEOs of Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, and whoever else wants to join the circus.

    I double dog dare them. The Feds are loopy but not that crazy.

    She also needs to use some search engine to look up the definition of treason; apparently Yahoo isn't up to it.

advertisement