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Apple earns full marks in government data request report

A report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation titled “Who Has Your Back?” has awarded Apple a full six-star rating when it comes to standing with users when the government seeks access to data. Apple earned a star in all six criteria: require a warrant for content of communications, tell users about government data requests, publish transparency reports, publish law enforcement guidelines, fight for users’ privacy rights in courts, and publicly oppose mass surveillance.

In the last three years, Apple only earned one star in the report, which notes this year that “Apple shows remarkable improvement in its commitments to transparency and privacy.” The report features summaries for 26 tech companies. Eight other companies joined Apple in earning a six-star rating, and the lowest grade went to popular appmaker Snapchat, with one star.

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