July 22, 2016 Yahoo was ordered by a judge to explain how it produced "deleted" emails in a drug case, something that Yahoo’s policies state is not possible. The court case centers around Russell Knaggs, from Yorkshire, UK, whose account was set up to discuss and set up a deal to import 5 tons of cocaine from Colombia in 2009. Yahoo delivered six months of emails that the prosecution said was vital to the case. Yahoo has explained to the court that there’s deleted, and then there’s deleted. Yahoo saves copies of email drafts – autosaved to the “draft” folder on Yahoo’s email server “at periodic intervals”. They do remain on Yahoo’s email server, albeit invisible to a user, for an unknown period of time. http://motherboard.vice.com/read/ju...how-it-recovered-deleted-emails-in-drugs-case My comment: It seems to me, those drug dealers are as naive as their victims to believe there’s privacy on the Internet.