Yahoo’s spying: a terrible corporate decision

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In a damning article published by Reuters last week, it was revealed that Yahoo has been spying on its users, collecting their data “at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI”.

“Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter.”

In response to this blatant violation of privacy, Yahoo tried to explain that nothing they did was illegal. Meanwhile, Google was quick to say that it has never and never would take part in such a government operation, saying “no way”. Others were less decisive. Facebook said they would “fight” a request, but did not close the door completely. Microsoft and Twitter simply said they have not been asked to set up a Yahoo-like monitoring system, with no elaboration.

It would easy be to simply say “you get what you pay for” with free communications services like Yahoo, but that would only justify their poor corporate decisions. In reality, companies need to respect their clients’ privacy, no matter what.

Needless to say, Evizone would never scan through any client communications. It’s the decent thing to do, but it’s also the least a client should expect from their email and communications provider.

The military-grade encryption provided by Evizone protects you from hackers and all other threats – you can be sure that any messages you send are only seen by you and the intended recipients.

About Evizone Ltd.
Evizone Ltd. is a revolutionary secure communications, encryption and compliance software and service provider based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Evizone offers innovative enterprise solutions in secure messaging (next generation beyond encrypted e mail) and encryption, encryption at rest, regulatory compliance, compliance archiving, WORM compliance, 17a-4 compliance, document life cycle management and communications governance and risk management. Evizone’s services protect organizations through best in class security, encryption, recipient controls, document life cycle management, discovery management, compliance management, compliance archiving, tamper proof WORM and 17a-4 compliance archiving and complete audit records against the enormous damage caused by communications breaches. Evizone’s patented technologies offer a level of security impossible to obtain with conventional or encrypted email and fast, powerful, user friendly compliance archiving. Evizone’s services are immediately available on multiple platforms and provide the strongest commercially available communications security and compliance archiving. You can follow Evizone on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Tom Kott, HATLEY Strategy Advisors, 514.316.7082,


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