- Home Republicans warned Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to not adjust to January riot-related-records requests.
- However Mayer hasn’t been CEO of the telecom large since 2017.
- Verizon Media — which incorporates Yahoo — was offered to a private-equity agency this 12 months. Its CEO is Guru Gowrappan.
Home Republicans wrote a letter to Marissa Mayer — who they described as “President and Chief Govt Officer” of Yahoo — warning her of authorized motion ought to the corporate hand over personal information to a committee investigating the January 6 riot.
Nonetheless, Mayer hasn’t been CEO of Yahoo since 2017, when she resigned after spending 5 years making an attempt to drag the media large again from a gentle demise. She additionally stepped down from the corporate’s board and now runs a startup referred to as Lumi Labs.
The letter is one in all 13 that GOP congressional leaders despatched to telecommunication giants, threatening “authorized cures” ought to they adjust to the Home Choose Committee, which is investigating the early January riot on the US Capitol.
Amazon, Apple, Fb, Google, and different large tech energy gamers additionally obtained the letters, in line with Congressman Andy Biggs’ office, one of many letter’s signees.
The Home in June green-lit a plan to create a partisan choose committee particularly to dig into the happenings of the January assault, which led to the deaths of 5 individuals. The group requested 35 telecom and social media firms to protect the cellphone data and information of some people — together with members of the Trump household and people charged in reference to the riot — in regard to the occasions of that day.
The Republican architects of those new letters say that may violate federal legislation and “would put each American with a cellphone or laptop within the crosshairs of a surveillance state run by Democrat politicians,” Home Minority Chief Kein McCarthy mentioned final week.
Most of the letter’s signees, together with Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia could possibly be amongst these whose data is perhaps requested, CNN reported.
Verizon purchased Yahoo in 2017 and merged it with AOL, rebranding the pair as Oath, with Alibaba alum Guru Gowrappan serving as CEO.
Oath would later be referred to as Verizon Media, and simply this 12 months, it was introduced that the corporate — which incorporates Yahoo, AOL, and tech information publication TechCrunch — was being offered to private-equity agency Apollo International Administration. Gowrappan will stay CEO of the entity, Enterprise Insider beforehand reported.