Companies Most Compliant With Big Brother Include Verizon, AT&T, Apple, Microsoft, Foursquare

A report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation compares eighteen major internet companies’ willingness to hand over users’ personal information to authorities. Twitter, Google, and Dropbox are among those who get good marks for resisting Big Brother-type demands from government:

When you use the Internet, you entrust your online conversations, thoughts, experiences, locations, photos, and more to companies like Google, AT&T and Facebook. But what happens when the government demands that these companies to hand over your private information? Will the company stand with you?

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  • Ebay9511

     

    Been a customer of AT&T for many years. Within the last
    2 years I noticed a trend of changes in their organization which I found to
    have a negative reaction to customer support which now has been focused more on
    how to milk their customer’s for as much money as possibly.

     

    It’s all about money now, the first words out of their
    automated attendant is “Press 1 to pay you bill” then you are jerked
    around for several more minutes before you can get to a live person. Then the
    live person’s goal is to sell you additional products you do not want. Any
    technical assistance or equipment problems is a joke and it’s automatically
    you’re fault it is not working properly.

     

    All they do is try to sell you a maintenance contract or you
    will need to pay some outrageous fee for a service call or equipment
    replacement if you do not pay for the extra monthly maintenance fee. Their so
    called high-speed internet is a joke, they claim speeds up to 18Mbps however,
    when I run local speed tests I only receive around 5.8Mbps at the best. They
    been out twice and still cannot get a speed better than 5.8, so why in the
    world are they charging extra for 6, 12 and 18Mbps?

     

    If you like getting the run-a-round and lied to by multiple
    AT$T staff about you service and equipment problems become a member of
    AT&T, they are highly trained in screwing their customers

     

    If you would like to get your master’s in how to lye, and be
    deceitful go to work for AT&T.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CQJ7IUON4SONFZE5EYNDVNTADM Jose

    The day that facebook cares about your privacy, is the day that the Vatican considers evolution compatible with Christianity. Wait, they already do? Of course, they are a big business and are afraid of losing customers.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    > Companies Most Compliant With Big Brother

    the companies are Big Brother
    the government does their bidding
    but this article goes along way to helping you think otherwise

    > But what happens when the government demands
    that these companies to hand over your private information?

    they rollover and sell them your info