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EFF ranks Apple worse than Facebook when it comes to protecting your data

Apple Data Protection

When it comes to privacy and data protection, Facebook is hardly thought of as a leader among big technology companies. It should be somewhat troubling, then, that the Electronic Frontier Foundation has ranked Apple worse than companies like Facebook, Amazon and Comcast when it comes to protecting your data from the government.

The EFF recently released a report ranking 18 top tech firms on how well they protect users’ personal data from the government when it comes knocking in search of private information. Top performers include Twitter, Google and Dropbox while Verizon, AT&T and Apple were found to be among the worst when it comes to protecting your data.

According to the report, companies like Verizon, AT&T and Apple don’t require a warrant when handing over your data, and they don’t even tell users when their private data has been given to the government. They also don’t publish transparency reports, publish law enforcement guidelines or fight for users’ privacy rights in court.

The only thing Apple and AT&T do to protect your data is address congress regarding users’ privacy rights, according to the EFF — and Verizon doesn’t even manage to do that.

The EFF’s full report can be seen by following the source link below.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.