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Re: [tor-talk] EFF "Who Has Your Back" report

On Wed, 21 May 2014 08:41:24 -0400
krishna e bera <keb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> A recent EFF report [0] purports to show that many companies are
> becoming more proactive in defence of internet users' privacy.  It
> rates companies on how well they protect data from government
> requests.  This makes some of these companies such as Google look
> very good for privacy.


	Best joke of the year. Or maybe best joke of the century. 


> However what the report also does via its omissions is illustrate the
> need for Tor.  The report omits to mention so-called metadata, the
> information about who comunicated with whom and when and for how long
> and where they connected and the size of communication.  Further, it
> narrowly focuses on government requests, omitting to consider that
> companies may have standing offers to sell data and metadata to
> governments or other entities[1].  Makes me wonder if the companies
> mentioned are donors to EFF...
> [0] Who Has Your Back? 2014: Protecting Your Data From Government
> Requests
> https://www.eff.org/who-has-your-back-government-data-requests-2014#att
> [1] ATT, Verizon, Sprint Are Paid Cash By NSA For Your Private
> Communications
> http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertlenzner/2013/09/23/attverizonsprint-are-paid-cash-by-nsa-for-your-private-communications/

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