With privacy becoming more and more a topic lately, a lot of us were shocked to learn that a ton of the companies we use every day are not doing a good job in protecting our data. Apple was one of these companies, which actually ranked the lowest in its commitment to protect your data just a couple of months ago when all this scandal became public. Since then it seems that Apple has been hard at work in changing this, and it turns out that it actually exceeded expectations.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world, and is currently considered the most trusted source in ranking companies that protect your data. Today the EFF announced Apple’s “remarkable improvement” in all of the six areas that it ranks companies for. In the past, Apple barely landed a positive star in one of the rankings, which was fighting for users in congress. Today the company has joined companies like Facebook, Google and Dropbox in protecting you in all rankings necessary.
Obviously this is not a guarantee that you are 100% protected, as your decision to use specific third-party applications on an iPhone, won’t guarantee that these third party apps won’t share your data, so just keep it in mind for the future.