Yahoo! Inc. is an American multinational Internet corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale. It is globally known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo Search, and related services, including Yahoo Directory, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Groups, Yahoo Answers, advertising, online mapping, video sharing, fantasy sports and its social media website. It is one of the most popular sites in the United States.
- The United States should lead the world when it comes to transparency, accountability, and respect of civil liberties and human rights. We filed the [law]suit today because we are not authorised at present to break out the number of requests, if any, that we receive for user data under specific national security statutes. We believe that the US government's important responsibility to protect public safety can be carried out without precluding internet companies from sharing the number of national security requests they may receive.
- Ron Bell, Yahoo Lawyer, quoted on BBC News, "Yahoo demands US government allow disclosure of data requests", September 9, 2013.
- I want to reiterate what we have said in the past - Yahoo has never given access to our data centres to the NSA or to any other government agency. Ever. There is nothing more important to us than protecting our users' privacy.
- Marissa Mayer, Chief executive, quoted on BBC News, "Yahoo to encrypt all users' personal data", November 19, 2013.