In their annual report, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) examine the policies of major internet companies - including ISPs,email providers,cloud storage providers, location - based services, blogging platforms, and social networking sites - to assess whether they publicly commit to standing by their users when the government seeks access to user data. Sadly, it seems like only two companies are on your side.
“We contacted each company to explain our findings and gave them an opportunity to provide evidence of improved policies and practices.”
Electronic Frontier Foundation
When you use the Internet,you entrust your conversations, thoughts, experiences, locations, photos,and more to companies like Google, AT&T and Facebook. But what do these companies do when the government demands your private information? Do they stand with you? Do they et you know what’s going on?
For the 2013 report, EFF used the following six criteria to assess company practices and policies:
- • Require a warrant for content of communications.
- • Tell users about government datar equests.
- • Publish transparency reports.
- • Publish law enforcement guidelines.
- • Fight for users ’privacy rights inc ourts.
- • Fight for users’ privacy in the US Congress.
Well, here are the results:
Download the full reporet here.
- European Parliament lashes out at “shocking” U.S. surveillance program
- US Surveillance: More Than Just Surveillance
- US Journalist: FBI Creates Fake Terrorist Plots
- Norway’s al-Queda: A Chinese Muslim, Some Baking Soda and Puff! There Goes Privacy…
- Copenhagen: One-Leg Suiscide Bomber Fail To Blow
- Fight For Your Right To Privacy (Or Someone Else Will)
- EU To Spend $3 million on Training of Internet Trolls in Battle Against Bad Image
- FBI Agents Hit By Coulrophobia
- WordPress.com: Engeneering Happiness?
- Spies Like US
- Ideas for Keeping Your Data Safe from Spying
Other related article:
- The NSA Proves that Social Media Freedom Ain’t Free (inc.com)
- Facebook & Mark Zuckerberg Finally Gave In To Hashtags! #EffYeah! (perezhilton.com)
- Help the Electronic Frontier Foundation Defend Podcasters (katiefloyd.me)
- My Privacy Plan (benrmatthews.com)
- Mozilla, Reddit, 4Chan join coalition of 86 groups asking Congress to end NSA surveillance (theverge.com)
- Does encryption really shield you from government’s prying eyes? (pcworld.com)
All Human Rights Reserved (h) 2013