Apple given full marks in new data privacy report

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Who has your back? Apple does.
Photo: Electronic Frontier Foundation

Apple is one of nine different companies to be given the full five stars in this year’s “Who Has Your Back?” report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

“This is Apple’s fifth year in the report, and it has adopted every best practice we’ve identified as part of this report,” the digital advocates group’s report reads. “We commend Apple for its strong stance regarding user rights, transparency, and privacy.”

Jailbreaking Could Make You A Criminal In 2012, Stop The Next SOPA Now

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Cydia on iOS 5.1 could soon become a reality, but there's still a long way to go.
Cydia on iOS 5.1 could soon become a reality, but there's still a long way to go.

The U.S. government declared the act of jailbreaking legal on July 26, 2010, encouraging hundreds of thousands of iOS users into hacking their devices, safe in the knowledge that their actions would incur no legal repercussions. The ruling certainly had a huge on the jailbreaking community, but the tables could be set to turn once again.

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), jailbreaking could become illegal again this year, but you can do your bit to prevent it.