Oct 19 Yahoo Inc said on Wednesday it
formally urged the United States to provide clarification around
national security orders that the government issues to internet
companies to obtain user data.
The company said it sent a letter to James Clapper, the
director of National Intelligence, intending to seek more
transparency on such government orders.
Reuters reported earlier this month that Yahoo secretly
built a custom software program last year to search all of its
customers' incoming emails for specific information provided by
U.S. intelligence officials.
(Reporting by Sai Sachin Ravikumar in Bengaluru; Editing by