So it looks like the government won’t just go looking through your Yahoo email when it feels like it.
Yahoo, with a little help from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, raised a big enough stink that the government today dropped an effort to do some warrantless snooping in a Yahoo email account. Who knows, it could’ve been your email account … probably not, though, since no one uses Yahoo anymore.
Big Brother had asked a federal court in Denver to compel Yahoo to turn over the account without a search warrant. Yahoo said no (unlike when the Chinese government asked to see some email accounts) and EFF filed an amicus curiae brief earlier this week. Today, the government filed a brief saying it didn’t really need to look in that Yahoo account anyhow.