Are you concerned that tech companies have too much power to shape people’s lives? That the most powerful business models today are based on extracting people's data without their understanding, consent or control? And that companies are not keeping pace with the emerging harms posed by their products and services? If you think we all deserve better and want to put your skills to work for the good guys, then we want you to help build our new Digital Lab.
For over 80 years, people have trusted Consumer Reports to advocate for their interests and help them make informed choices. Today, we're inviting you on new mission: to make sure there are rules for fair conduct in the digital marketplace, and that they’re set in consumers’ favor. To make sure people can live their lives without being forced to sacrifice their privacy. And to make sure people can trust that their devices and data are secure.
We're looking for technologists, activists, lawyers, economists and entrepreneurs who share our drive to build consumer power in the 21st century. With your help, we’ll lead a new movement to restore choice and control to our digital lives. Learn more at http://lab.cr.org.
In this role, you will develop and implement tests of data privacy and internet security for a wide range of Internet-connected consumer products such as TVs, refrigerators, and robotic vacuums. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to original investigative research with Consumer Reports journalists and advocates.
This is a great career opportunity for an engineer or computer scientist interested in making a measurable impact on consumer privacy, cybersecurity, and the lived quality of IoT. You will solve a steady stream of interesting challenges, be exposed to the latest hardware and software products from hundreds of manufacturers, and have the opportunity to examine them, probe them, and increase public knowledge in a way that benefits millions of people.