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Friday June 19, 2015

EFF 2015 Privacy Scorecard: Google Down from 2014, WhatsApp Worst

Wired took a look at the privacy scorecard just released by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Google, which had a perfect score in 2014, slipped a bit while the worst offenders were WhatsApp, AT&T, and Verizon. I'll give you a moment to clear the shock from your faces. big grin

...Given Googleأ­s past leadership in fighting government data requests and the enormous cache of information the company collects on its users, the companyأ­s behavior is أ¬disappointing,أ® says EFF staff attorney Nate Cardozo, who worked on the study. أ¬We feel confident that companies can always be doing more, and we like to reward companies for leading the pack,أ® says Cardozo. In at least two categories of privacy protection, أ¬Googleأ­s no longer there.أ®