nice to see.
While this so-called «Transparency Report» is, indeed, a step in the right direction, it would be a far greater and more meaningful step were Yahoo account holders able, after logging in, to see if any, and in that case just which, governments had requested information regarding their own accounts, rather than meaningless aggregate figures which merely confirm that yes, governments are using Yahoo to carry out their snooping, but we can't tell you if you're among those affected. As Ray points out, even if less than 0.01 % of users are affected, that's still 0.01 % too many for users to retain their trust in the way Yahoo deals with their information, And if, as will be argued, it's illegal for Yahoo to inform users that yes, Government X has requested information on your account - just as it's illegal in the United States for a librarian to tell a library user that the FBI has obtained information regarding which books he or she has checked out - then these are laws which badly need to be changed. Just because a practice is deemed «legal» doesn't render it less abhorrent....
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