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Who Has Your Back?

Posted on the 03 May 2013 by Gerard @presurfer
Who Has Your Back?
When you use the Internet, you entrust your conversations, thoughts, experiences, locations, photos, and more to companies like Google, AT&T and Facebook. But what do these companies do when the government demands your private information? Do they stand with you? Do they let you know what's going on?
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (an international non-profit digital rights group based in the United States) examined the policies of major Internet companies, including ISPs, email providers, cloud storage providers, location-based services, blogging platforms, and social networking sites, to assess whether they publicly commit to standing with users when the government seeks access to user data.

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