This post shares some background on the challenges of testing direct to consumer DNA products, and how we met these challenges. One of the quandaries of privacy testing is that the process of testing often requires the tester to sacrifice privacy in order to run the test. This conundrum cannot always be ethically solved by
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A recent review of the College Board website shows how students using the site are tracked, and how details of student activity on the College Board site are shared with multiple third party vendors. Some of the tracking and sharing appears to be violating the College Board’s own privacy policies. On July 22, we contacted
UPDATE: The deadline is July 6, 2020! Get the proposals in! END UPDATE. Are you interested in and passionate about helping people understand the importance of privacy, and how to understand our rights? Consumer Reports has partnered with The NYC Media Lab to announce calls for the Fall 2020 Open Challenge for Data and Privacy
Update, May 12, 2020. In response to this work, Cisco has made some improvements related to transparency. Read about the details. The Webex-specific policy discussed in this post is now presented to users at the account creation page. This is a good improvement by Cisco. This post has been updated to reflect Cisco’s changes by
Update, May 12, 2020. In response to this work, Cisco has made some improvements related to transparency. Read about the details. End update. The rise of videoconferencing services As of mid-April 2020, 95% of the American population are under orders to stay home. This new reality has triggered a spike in users accessing videoconferencing services.
In a time of physical distancing, many of us are turning to digital tools to keep us socially connected. From the burrows of our homes we have been able to virtually gather for games, birthdays, classes, movies, and so much more. Much of our current connection relies upon video conferencing tools that allow us to