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ExtraBITS for 22 June 2015

This week we have only one link for you to read: Apple remains on top of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “Who Has your Back?” report, while Google and Microsoft have lost ground.

Apple Remains on Top of the EFF’s “Who Has Your Back?” Report -- For the second year in a row, Apple has scored a perfect rating on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual “Who Has Your Back?” report, which ranks companies on five factors related to how they comply with government information requests and stand up for user privacy. The other companies with perfect scores are Adobe, Credo Mobile, Dropbox, Wikimedia, WordPress.com, and Yahoo. Google and Microsoft, which each had perfect ratings last year, have dropped to three stars. However, it’s difficult to compare this year’s ratings to last year’s, since the EFF has changed the parameters and reduced the maximum rating from six stars to five.

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