Early on, the Internet was built on people trusting people. When it was first deployed as the ARPANET, the operating environment was such that the users could just trust the network. Obviously, much has changed, but not our need to trust the Internet — it just takes a lot more effort now.
The Online Trust Alliance (OTA), a global non-profit that works to enhance online trust across the entire ecosystem, encourages online services to develop comprehensive trust programs. Every year, the OTA issues an Online Trust Scorecard recognizing companies and services that have adopted key technologies to help protect users’ privacy and identity from abuse.
We’re very pleased that this year the OTA has recognized Twitter as a service that has scored high marks in all the measures they evaluate, and therefore has added us to their Honor Roll.
In its evaluation process, the OTA looks at a number of technical and policy measures that include:
Posted by Bob Lord, Head of Security - @boblord
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