Who Do You Trust?

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

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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?

Not likely.

For the 2013 report, EFF used the following six criteria to assess company practices and policies:

  1. • Require a warrant for content of communications.
  2. • Tell users about government datar equests.
  3. • Publish transparency reports.
  4. • Publish law enforcement guidelines.
  5. • Fight for users ’privacy rights inc ourts.
  6. • Fight for users’ privacy in the US Congress.

Well, here are the results:

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images (2)No surprises here, but let’s give Twitter and SonicNet a thumbs up for (at least) trying to protect citizens from the increasing government interfering in out private lives.

Download the full reporet here.

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