Prism: Yahoo Reveals US Data Requests

Most of them had “concerned fraud, homicides, kidnappings, and other criminal investigations”, it said.

It turns out that most of the requests are mundane crime investigation requests, following normal procedures that local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies would pursue anyway without FISA, and without the NSA. Yahoo can’t break out the actual NSA request numbers but uses “most” to describe the mundane, non-FISA …