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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  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. Makes me wonder if the companies
> mentioned are donors to EFF...
>  Who Has Your Back? 2014: Protecting Your Data From Government
>  ATT, Verizon, Sprint Are Paid Cash By NSA For Your Private
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