Jan 062017

Josh Russell reports:

The New York Times has asked a federal judge to force production of an order by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that requires Yahoo to bulk-scan emails for U.S. intelligence agencies.

Filing suit Wednesday in the Southern District of New York, the complaint comes roughly two months after the Times’ Washington correspondent Charlie Savage submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Justice’s National Security Division.

Savage’s FOIA request sought the public disclosure of “documents from the [FISC] docket in the case that resulted in an order to Yahoo in or about 2015 directing it to use its email scanning systems to search for a cyber-identifier.”

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