Apple, Adobe and Yahoo are on top of the EFF's latest survey on the security of user data

Apple, Adobe and Yahoo are on top of the EFF's latest survey on the security of user data
The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual "Who Has Your Back?" survey measures which companies are doing the best job keeping user data secure. The EFF gives each company that it surveys a star or no-star for five different categories: Follows industry-accepted best practices, Tells users about government data demands, Discloses policies on data retention, Discloses government content removal requests and has a Pro-user public policy that opposes backdoors.

Among the companies that received a star for all five categories this year were Apple, Adobe, Dropbox and Yahoo. Twitter, Facebook and Reddit each had four stars putting them on top of messaging apps surveyed. WhatsApp was on the bottom among messaging apps, with just one star.

Among the wireless carriers that were ranked, Verizon had two stars and AT&T had but one. Other major companies that were surveyed include Google, Microsoft, Snapchat and Tumblr (3 Stars each).

Last year, EFF ranked companies on six-categories. Those who had a star in each one included Apple, Facebook, Dropbox, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo.


source: EFF via Gizmodo

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