Feds seeking customer data threatened Yahoo with big fines

Yahoo was forced to turn over personal data to Feds.
The newly released court documents show that Yahoo was forced to comply with the order to turn over customer data even though the government and the appeals court had yet to set out clear rules to minimize the amount of data collected from Americans.

The federal government was so determined to collect the Internet communications of foreign Yahoo customers in 2008 that it threatened the company with fines of $250,000 a day if it did not immediately comply with a secret court order to turn over the data.
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