Yahoo CEO claims she could have been jailed for defying NSA — RT News

Yahoo was unable to release classified data on the NSA as it would have amounted to treason, CEO Marissa Mayer told reporters. Speaking at a conference, Mayer and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described how they were obliged to comply with the NSA.The CEOs of the two tech giants sought to dispel accusations of complicity in the NSA’s global spy program at a San Francisco Techcrunch press conference. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer addressed criticism that tech companies had done too little to resist NSA spying, stating that “it makes more sense to work within the system.”She referenced Yahoo’s unsuccessful attempt to sue the foreign intelligence surveillance FISA in 2007. FISA is the official body that provides the legal backing for the NSA’s mass surveillance programs.”When you lose and you don’t comply, it’s treason,” said Mayer, stressing that the release of classified information is punishable with jail. She did, however, say that Yahoo has been “very skeptical” of the NSA requests that it has received to release user information.Facebook’s Zuckerberg went one step further, accusing the US government of tipping the balance between citizen rights and its duty to protect.

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