Category: Participatory research

CR’s Investigation into Broadband

CR announced new findings from a first-of-its-kind nationwide participatory broadband study conducted to better understand the true cost of Broadband across the U.S. These findings are the result of our Fight for Fair Internet project - a year long effort that had launched in 2021 with dozens of partner organizations across the country. So, what should you know from the

Opportunity: R&D Program Support

We’re seeking a professional with great communication skills and a passion for privacy to join the Digital Lab team on a short-term contract basis. This is a good opportunity for an early career technologist who wants to work on an experimental product, or a mid- or late- career professional looking to get experience in public interest technology for the first

Introducing the Dark Patterns Tip Line

Today, we’re thrilled to launch the Dark Patterns Tip Line, a website that allows consumers to share manipulative designs they encounter online. Dark patterns are common and strikingly effective in websites and apps we use everyday but are sometimes hard to spot. For instance, a tax service could mislead people into paying for services advertised for free. Or an online

Calling all public interest tech researchers!

Are you passionate about privacy, security, or digital rights? Do you work on consumer protection research or new methods to study the digital world? If so, keep reading! At CR’s (Consumer Reports) Digital Lab, we are now accepting applications for paid, non-resident fellows to uncover and solve for consumer harms in the digital world. This ten month fellowship provides a

Preliminary results are in! CCPA testers provide important insights into the landmark privacy law

We need your help — join us in testing the California Consumer Privacy Act! Our study to test the new California Consumer Privacy Act has gone live, and we’re blown away by the results we’ve gotten so far! Over 300 testers have submitted opt-out requests to 194 data brokers on the California data broker registry, and we’re beginning to get some early

Join our volunteer study: can Californians exercise their data privacy rights?

  Are you in California? We need your help to test if your new Do-Not-Sell rights are working as intended. It’s quick, easy, and you’ll help us strengthen and expand access to these rights. >>Sign up here. Some background When Californians woke up on January 1st this year, they had new rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA): the