Top performers include Twitter and Sonic.net both getting stars in all six categories measured while Google, LinkedIn, Spideroak and Dropbox each earned five stars. Google lost a half star from last year since they no longer warn individuals about data requests (they just offer transparency reports about government request as a whole).
The big losers? Verizon and MySpace (0 stars) and 1 star performers including Apple, AT&T and Yahoo.
Here is the complete chart.
NOTE: The categories are a little tough to read so they are (from left to right).
- Requires a warrant for content
- Tells users about government data requests
- Publishes transparency reports
- Publishes law enforcement guidelines
- Fights for users’ privacy rights in court
- Fights for users’ privacy rights in Congress
Do you have a better or lesser view of any of these companies when shown in this light?