EFF: Twitter Tops Protecting User Data Chart, Apple, Yahoo Least Trustworthy

Posted on May 1 2013 - 9:16am by Editorial Staff


The micro-blogging giant Twitter has topped the chart for protecting user data, while Apple and Yahoo both among least trustworthy, as per the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) “Who Has Your Back?” report.

The EFF taken 18 of mainstream US technology firms and reviewed their user data and rights approach. These 18 companies being assessed over six separate categories, with interestingly, giving star the time when they act in favor of users.

  • Do they require a warrant to provide access to content?
  • Do they tell users about government requests for data?
  • Do they publish transparency reports?
  • Do they publish law enforcement guidelines?
  • Do they fight for user rights in courts?
  • Do they fight for user rights in (US) Congress?

Others notable include, Apple which received one star, Facebook three stars, Tumblr three stars, Yahoo one start while Myspace and Verizon were the companies awarded with no stars.

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