1. olga421's Avatar
    Electronic Frontier Foundation WhatsApp ranked as the worst at protecting users privacy......yet they don't even mention BBM if this IM is good or bad.. lol what's wrong with these websites,and there hatred towards BlackBerry?? Omg
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation published the Who Has Your Back? 2015″ report that ranked WhatsApp ranked as the worst in protecting users privacy.
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published*its annual report Who Has Your Back? 2015: Protecting Your Data From Government Requests that analyzes how private companies handlesusers data with specific focus on*Government surveillance.

    Which companies will stand by users, insisting on transparency and strong legal standards around government access to user data? And which companies make those policies public, letting the worldand their own usersjudge their stances on standing up for privacy rights?

    For four years, the Electronic Frontier Foundation documented the practices of major Internet companies and service providers, judging their publicly available policies, and highlighting best practices. states the Electronic Frontier Foundation*Report.

    This major findings of the report are:

    Major Findings in the 2015 Electronic Frontier Foundation*Report:

    Nine Companies Receive All Available Stars: Adobe, Apple, CREDO, Dropbox, Sonic, Wickr, Wikimedia, WordPress.com, and Yahoo
    AT&T, Verizon, and WhatsApp Lag Behind Industry in Standing by Users
    Overwhelming Majority of Tech Companies Oppose Government-Mandated Backdoors
    AT&T, Verizon and WhatsApp came out to be the worst companies in protecting its users data.
    It is shocking to read that one of the most popular applications, WhatsApp, is considered by the experts as one of the three worst companies in*protecting its users data representing a serious threat for the privacy.
    Which is the judgment criteria adopted by the EFF?

    The analysis is based on the following five criteria:
    Follows Industry Accepted Best Practices
    Tells Users About Government Data Demands
    Discloses Policies on Data Retention
    Discloses Government Content Removal Requests
    Pro-user Public Policy: opposes backdoors
    According to the experts Verizon met only two of the EFFs criteria used for the evaluation, meanwhile WhatsApp and AT&T only met one. The companies*fail*in protecting the privacy of their users when receive government requests.
    The company Adobe, Apple, CREDO, Dropbox, Sonic,*Wickr, Wikimedia, WordPress.com, and Yahoo obtained the maximum number of starts demonstrating a great attention in both security and privacy of their users.

    We appreciate the steps that WhatsApps parent company Facebook has taken to stand by its users, but there is room for WhatsApp to improve. WhatsApp should publicly require a warrant before turning over user content, publish a law enforcement guide and transparency report, have a stronger policy of informing users of government requests, and disclose its data retention policies. WhatsApp does get credit for Facebooks public position opposing back doors, and we commend Facebook for that. states the post referring WhatsApp.
    As reported in the following table the giants Amazon, Google and Microsoft obtained only three stars each,*a rate considered disappointing by the privacy defenders and advocates.
    However, the EFF report also says that Microsoft has made improvement in company practices and will be in a position to raise a fourth star in September.

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    06-21-15 09:17 AM
  2. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    They likely have a marketshare/userbase size cut-off. They can't review every messenger out there, and the fact is that BBM is pretty far down the list as far as userbase size.
    Mr4aces likes this.
    06-21-15 11:53 AM
  3. BerrySoul's Avatar
    I am proud to have 20 BBM friends in my town where I live. We are the part of that few in the world. Hehe.

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    06-21-15 11:16 PM

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