The EFF have published an annual report (PDF
) on how certain tech companies are handling users' data. More specifically, how they're handling users data and how much they are protecting users privacy. Since the EFF strongly pushes for privacy and security of people's data, there are not many other organizations out there that will be more unbiased when looking at tech companies.
The EFF looked at six different criteria that made a certain company either friendly or unfriendly towards users privacy or data security. In short, here is the table with different companies that rank along the EFF's scoring. This chart was taken directly from the EFF's page
As you can see, the worst offenders of all are actually Myspace and Verizon with Apple, AT&T, Yahoo and Comcast following closely behind.
While AT&T and Verizon aren't necessarily surprising considering news in the past, we found Yahoo to be surprisingly low ranking. Considering Apple's past track record with consumers' data, we're not surprised to find them with such a low ranking, but we have a feeling that most consumers simply have no idea that Apple cares so little about their privacy.
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