Latest in Courtdecisions

Image credit:

US government will declassify Yahoo documents and court decision by September

Melissa Grey, @meligrey
July 30, 2013
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Earlier this month, the US government was put in the hot seat with regards to the Justice Department's 2008 battle with Yahoo over its request for user data. Yahoo fought the PRISM demand and ultimately lost; five years later, we're finally going to be able to see the court decision that's been kept under lock and key since then. The clock is ticking for the federal government, as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has set a September deadline for unveiling those classified documents. While this might be a victory for transparency, it's important to remember that declassification doesn't necessarily mean full disclosure. The government will still have the option to redact certain portions of text that it feels must remain classified. Considering its reticence to share the information in the first place, we can probably expect to see a liberal distribution of those pesky black rectangles.

Engadget’s parent company, Verizon, now owns Yahoo. Engadget remains editorially independent.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Scientists might know why astronauts develop health problems in space

Scientists might know why astronauts develop health problems in space

View
Volkswagen may release a small EV for as little as $24,000

Volkswagen may release a small EV for as little as $24,000

View
Hacker sells access to hundreds of corporate executives' email accounts

Hacker sells access to hundreds of corporate executives' email accounts

View
These $100 bluetooth earbuds are $43 for Cyber Monday

These $100 bluetooth earbuds are $43 for Cyber Monday

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr