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Posts Tagged ‘EFF’

Twitter Earns Top Spot For Protecting User Privacy [STUDY]

Nothing posted online is private, of course – and any expectation of privacy on social media is pure comedy, but some sites (like Twitter) go the extra mile in an attempt to appease the masses.

And guess what? When stacked against other sites by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Twitter earns top marks for protecting user privacy! Guess who doesn’t?

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Withdrawn Twitter Subpoenas Threaten Free Speech

In what is being called a “fishing expedition” the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office withdrew the subpoenas it had sent to Twitter in an attempt to obtain information from two activists’ accounts.

But we noted they’ve been withdrawn, so why care? The fact that they were even issued should concern you.

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Twitter Gets 3.5/4 Stars When It Comes To Protecting Your Privacy [STUDY]

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has rated the top internet companies on their efforts to protect user privacy when governments request access. And Twitter gets a stellar 3.5 out of 4 stars – the second highest rating among its peers.
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Twitter Beats Facebook, Apple, MySpace, Skype on Privacy, but Isn’t Perfect

A report card issued by the Electronic Frontier Foundation this week ranks some of the largest Internet companies across several measures of privacy and transparency – and Twitter comes out near the top of its class.
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Civil Rights Groups Fight US Gov’s Demand for WikiLeaks’ Twitter Records

Two US-based civil rights groups are standing behind a former WikiLeaks associate in her legal mission to fight the US government’s demand for her Twitter records. While the government had subpoenaed Twitter to hand over the records in secret, Twitter fought to unseal the subpoena and inform those whose information the government was after. Now, some of the targets are fighting back, with the help of high-profile civil rights groups.
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