Tag: Security

Opportunity: Security Engineering Support – Data Rights Protocol

We’re seeking a security engineer with a passion for privacy to contract with the Digital Lab team. This is a remote consulting opportunity for a seasoned engineer who wants to work on an open standards project and cares about advancing digital rights in the United States.   Scope: You will be supporting the security development of the Data Rights Protocol.

Introducing the new Security Planner

We’re thrilled to share the news that Consumer Reports (CR) has agreed to become the steward of the Security Planner project, carrying the torch forward on Citizen Lab’s excellent work these past years.   Security Planner is a free, easy-to-use guide to staying safer online. It provides personalized recommendations and expert advice on online security practices, adjusting common privacy settings,

Reproductive Health Apps: A Digital Standard Case Study

Source: Consumer Reports — What Your Period Tracker Knows About You Over the past few years, the Digital Lab evaluated and test a number of products and services informed by criteria, indicators and testing processes from the Digital Standard. To bring more transparency to the Digital Standard, we are launching a series of case studies aimed to highlight examples that will help clarify:

July 2020 Raw Data Release & Recommendations: Connected Cameras

Source: Home Security Cameras From Top Brands Lack Basic Digital Security Measures Consumer Reports just released our latest Connected Camera ratings, which include the Digital Standard subscores on data privacy + security. Today we are publishing raw data from our Connected Cameras Digital Standard testing and share some of the findings from our recent webinar: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gjw4mSK1cg[/embed]   Testing methods The methods

Connected Cameras: A Digital Standard Case Study

Wireless security cameras being tested in a Consumer Reports lab. (Source: Consumer Reports)   Over the past few years, the Digital Lab evaluated and test a number of products and services informed by criteria, indicators and testing processes from the Digital Standard. To bring more transparency to the Digital Standard, we are launching a series of case studies aimed to highlight

Videoconferencing Services: A Digital Standard Case Study

Image source: Consumer Reports via Guide to Videoconference Services   Over the past few years, the Digital Lab evaluated and test a number of products and services informed by criteria, indicators and testing processes from the Digital Standard. To bring more transparency to the Digital Standard, we are launching a series of case studies aimed to highlight examples that will

Testing Smart TVs for privacy and security: An interview with Cody Feng, Product Testing Lead at…

Cody Feng tests Smart TVs at Consumer Reports’ lab   Meet Cody Feng: Product Testing Lead at Consumer Reports (CR). What most consumers will often see at the forefront of Consumer Reports’ website is a beautiful row of red, yellow and green scoring for products ranging from air fryers to connected home speakers. These numbers provide more transparency and empower consumers

Digital Standard: Key Questions

Hi — I’m Stephanie Nguyen, a product designer and researcher focused on the intersections of data privacy, policy and design. I care about how technology impacts people and how to build and design technology to better serve people’s needs. I often do this work with populations that are frequently left out of the design process: low-resourced, marginalized, and vulnerable communities. I recently

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