The Electronic Frontier Foundation, known to most people as the EFF, is out with their Who Has Your Back? report on which companies do the best job of keeping your data out of the hands of Big Brother.
There are some surprise winners on the list that include Twitter, Dropbox, LinkedIn, SonicNet and Spideroak. Unfortunately the losers are no real surprise with the usual suspects of Verizon, MySpace, AT&T, Apple and Amazon leading the list of companies willing to hand over your data to Big Brother with little in the way of due process. It’s particularly disappointing to see Apple with a meager one star rating; you’d think a company with such a loyal following would be more sensitive to the privacy of their customers.
Surprisingly Microsoft came out in the middle of the pack with four stars and Google got five out of six stars to rank near the top, getting dinged only for not informing users of government data requests.
Full report can be found here (pdf).