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The 3 worst companies at protecting your data

The 3 worst companies at protecting your data
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When it comes to keeping your data secure, not all businesses are created equal. That's why the Electronic Frontier Foundation created a report card to let you know how well popular tech companies are protecting your data from government snoops.

It looked at all sorts of businesses, from cell service providers to gadget manufacturers, and the results are quite surprising.

According to the EFF,

Congress ... dragged its feet on halting the NSA’s indiscriminate surveillance of online communications and has yet to enact the strong reforms we deserve. Congress is even on the precipice of making things far worse, considering proposals that would mandate government backdoors into the technology we rely on to digitally communicate.

The EFF judged companies based on 5 basic criteria: Follows Industry Accepted Best Practices, Tells Users About Government Data Demands, Discloses Policies on Data Retention, Discloses Government Content Removal Requests, and Pro-user Public Policy: opposes backdoors.

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