Court Says Yahoo Can Disclose Data Search Documents

Yahoo won a significant victory in its effort to release secret court files from a 2008 case that played an important role in persuading Silicon Valley tech companies to cooperate with U.S. government surveillance programs. In a rare move, the secretive U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court granted Yahoo's motion to declassify legal briefs and the court's ruling, which required the company to comply with government requests for records of certain customers' Internet activity.