EFF praises major tech companies for doing more to protect your data


EFF privacy ranking table showing Apple, Adobe etc

The jury (or rather, congress) is still out on how Snowden?s now-legendary leaks will effect the NSA, but it?s certainly changed how companies handle user data. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation?s latest ?Who Has Your Back?? transparency report, 2014 is a landmark year for user privacy ? Apple, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Twitter all earned perfect scores in the report?s six-point evaluation. The scoring metric awards stars for companies that require the government to get a warrant before collecting user data, or to firms that publish their own transparency reports. Overall, the report shows a marked improvement over last year, but the EFF still highlights other big companies that could do a lot more to protect and reassure their users.

?Transparency reports have become the industry standard for major tech companies,? the report reads. ?But Adobe, Amazon, Foursquare, Myspace, Wikimedia and Snapchat have yet to publish…

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