I want to put my message on hold for this post to praise the people who are fighting for freedom of information, the right to privacy, the right to press and publication.
WordPress reports a perfect EFF score. I respect the EFF. I donate when I can – time or resources. This represents something to be proud of folks. Integrity built through a community of individuals accountable to each other. Do you realize how many people are getting the news through aggregate blogs these days?
Concerns about online privacy and illicit government snooping are at the top of users’ minds, now more than ever. We appreciate that you trust us to safeguard your sensitive information on WordPress.com, and Automattic has a long-standing commitment to defending your rights and holding firm against legal bullying and over-reaching government requests. We work to have the most stringent, user-friendly policies possible within the law, and to be as transparent as we can about information requests we receive and how we respond to them.
Our friends at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an organization dedicated to defending your digital rights, recognized our efforts in their latest annual Who Has Your Back report, which evaluates the user privacy practices of prominent online service providers. We’re proud to receive a perfect score of five stars on the report, one of only nine (out of 24) companies to earn that honor. You can learn more about EFF’s evaluation criteria
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