With the recent revelations regarding the top secret data mining program for the FBI & NSA called PRISM and the public disclosures by Google, Facebook and others as to how they handle such requests, I'm reminded of the recent publication by the Electronic Frontier Foundation titled "Who Has Your Back? 2013" (available here: »www.eff.org/who-has-your-back-2013
The following companies were included in this report: Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Comcast, Dropbox, Facebook, Foursquare, Google, LinkedIn, Loopt, Microsoft, MySpace, Skype, Sonic.net, SpiderOak, Tumblr, Twitter, Verizon, WordPress (Automattic, Inc.) and Yahoo!
Note: RCN competitors Comcast and AT&T both participated in this.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation asked the following questions and documents the responses from each company in the report. I am curious to learn RCN's answers to the following questions from the Electronic Frontier Foundation report:
1. Does the company require a warrant for content of communications?
2. Does the company tell users about government data requests?
3. Does the company publish transparency reports?
4. Does the company make public any policies or guidelines they have explaining how they respond to data demands from the government, such as guides for law enforcement?
5. Does the company have public record of resisting over-broad government demands for access to user content in court?
6. Does the company fight for users privacy rights
Thanks, in advance, for your feedback. Jason & rest of the RCN team here are awesome and one of many reasons I continue to be a long time loyal RCN customer.