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Only a handful of tech companies have earned the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s coveted five-star rating in its annual “Who Has Your Back?” scorecard, released on Monday.
The top-rated companies for 2017 include Adobe, Credo Mobile, Dropbox, Lyft, Pinterest, Sonic, Uber, Wickr, and WordPress. Notable names among the lowest-rated companies include Comcast, ATT, T-Mobile, Verizon, Amazon, and WhatsApp.
The EFF’s Who Has Your Back? report analyzes and evaluates how companies deal with user data when government entities come seeking it. “Third-party companies hold more and more of our personal data as technology and user practices evolve,” the EFF writes in its initiative description. “The annual Who Has Your Back? report encourages companies to protect users from government requests for data and helps users make informed choices about their Internet use.”
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