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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35 Comments

1. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Waiting for the trolls..

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1601; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Don't wait. You are already here.

25. BobbyBoster

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

The troll aren't complete without me, the most butthurt by android person.

23. waddup121 unregistered

wtf 5 stars? wow

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1601; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Of course Apple protects your data from governments so hackers can hack it later.

4. gaming64 unregistered

Awww butthurt dude?

14. AnTuTu

Posts: 1601; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Don't embarrass yourself by writing trash. Past experiences are there to support my comment.

16. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

honestly, I can't wait til that saying fades away. it's such a ridiculous statement, and it screams idiocy.

20. gaming64 unregistered

No it screams how that person spreads relentless negativity relentless negativity=stupidity

32. Z3R091 unregistered

cough iCloud

5. gaming64 unregistered

Glad to see that Comcast ain't around :P

6. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Pretected from the government? hahaha, apple can't even protect its users from hackers stealing pictures from the cloud.

9. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

They seem to do a pretty good job... since how many times before and after has it happened again?

13. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

still happening, it doesn't make the news because most cases are not celebrities.

17. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

acatually their password app currently has a HUGE leak. so it's still happening.

28. AlikMalix unregistered

This pathetic attempt to disprove Apple security using the celebrity photos taken from iCloud is really desperate. 1. iCloud wasn't HACKED! Perverts got access by guessing easy passwords set by users themselves with with security questions fed by information found on Wikipedia. Everyone knows every celeberty's mothers maiden name, her first dog, and what schools she went to!!! 2. Not all photos came from iCloud - many were from googles, Msft, and other 3rd party cloud services. 3. The reason that mostly were from iCloud was because most celebrities (like 90% if I had to guess) use iPhones even if they're paid to use Samsung (see Twitter posts). The only thing that Apple can be at fault for is allowing multiple tries for password input. Allowed perverts to guess it - if it was easy enough password. There was absolutely NO HACKING done. I know that Apple haters know all this - they just need to constantly reuse the same old news over and over to make themselves feel better that they're using a freeware OS that was basically designed as a vehicle to collect information about them. Whether they acknowledge that or not is irrelevent - as there's proof in the article above. Not hating... Just saying like I see it.

29. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Desperate? hahaha, it's funny because it's true. #1 is a form of hacking in case you didn't know. There still lots of exploits in apple software, and they will be taken advantage of. apple may have not had many problems in the past because they had such a small market, but now that apple is so big, they will not see the end of it. They are now as much target as anyother bigger company. Get over yourself, you seem to have an inferiority complex and your rant just makes you look desperate to justify yourself for a s**tty apple purchase, and that's totally fine.

30. AlikMalix unregistered

#1 form of hacking is guessing passwords? Wow. My grandma is officially a hacker capable of hacking iCloud.... I never said Apple software is hack proof - (that's what your mind manifests when u read a pro-Apple comment). What I stated is iCloud photos was NOT A SECURITY issue. It was poor choices chosen security questions and passwords. I was also saying that if you're going to pin the celeberty's photos on apples iCloud - you should equally pin that on android and other cloud services - but all you haters seem to just point fingers at Apple - when above article clearly outlines Apple as more pro-consumer than google. Why are you even debating? I purchase whatever I want - and two years ago I wanted an iPhone so after trying android anyway - I went back to iOS. Why is that so wrong? "s**tty" does not describe Apple products nor android products not even BB or windows - they're all great with their own pros and cons that some find more important than others. But they're all extremely wonderful platforms - if you think any of these are "s**tty" you're just a troll - nothing more.

33. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

I only make fun of bulls**t marketing, like apples. If you still want to buy their products, then like I said before "that's fine". Android and samsung have had s**tty products too, Sorry you tried android when it was s**tty, i was there. I have bought iphones, then i tried the note 4 with lolipop and now i can truly say that i am finally satisfy with android Haha I am a troll sometimes, so are most people at some point. Lighten up.

34. AlikMalix unregistered

Ok then...

7. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Not Surprise, Google needs your personal data to sell to support its free services like google search, at the same time google has no backbone, just like now where they are bending toGov will, they went back on apples progress on breaking the control carriers had over phones, giving them back significant power. Apple on the other hand makes it money selling overpriced amazingly efficient products, and has no need to uses user data. P.S Android is open sources you dont need to be a hacker to break into a open source program like android or windows, Apple is a lot harder, which is why the whole icloud hack was such big news.

12. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Keep on dreaming dude

35. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Uh...Windows isnt open source....your entire post is worthless now.....(it already was before even getting to this giant mistake anyway)

8. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Lol Whatsapp

11. JaroB

Posts: 112; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

DROPBOX ....HAHAHA

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21752; Member since: May 28, 2014

I've said this before, and I'll say it again: Apple and security DO NOT go hand in hand. It's like oil and water. They shouldn't be on this list at all.

18. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Who are you?

22. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

The question is who you are really? Jakelee or some soulmate of him lol

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 21752; Member since: May 28, 2014

Luke...I am your FATHER! Seriously, get a life, iFanboy. There is nothing that I said that isn't true.

19. NopeNein

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

>Adobe, Facebook >"Safe" >"Security" topkek. fb got 4/5? the f**k? pass the joint son.

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