In the news

Highlights of Corporate Accountability Index coverage; Ranking Digital Rights staff interviews, articles, and op-eds; and other media mentions:

We are in a crisis over trust in government, business and online with no fix in sightWashington Post, December 8, 2017. Written by Rebecca MacKinnon.

Women Pioneered The Debate On Platforms. Now Men Are Commandeering It, BuzzFeed, December 2, 2017. Rebecca MacKinnon cited.

Techonomy: How to Fix What’s Wrong with Google and Facebook, PCMag, November 9, 2017. Rebecca MacKinnon quoted.

In authoritarian China, Trump’s love of free expression on Twitter is put to the test, Washington Post, November 8, 2017. Rebecca MacKinnon quoted.  

Is it time for Facebook, Twitter, and Google to become more American?, Quartz, November 3, 2017. Rebecca MacKinnon quoted.

Is Facebook Even Capable Of Stopping An Influence Campaign On Its Platform?, Talking Points Memo, September 15, 2017. Rebecca MacKinnon quoted.

Aspen Ideas Festival: Living in the surveillance economy, MPR News, July 31, 2017. Rebecca MacKinnon quoted.

Los usuarios pueden convertirse en una voz poderosa para demandar que las compañías de Internet respeten sus derechos, Fibra Magazine, July 29, 2017. Ilana Ullman interviewed.

Apple’s Long History of Rejecting ‘Objectionable Content’ From the App Store, Motherboard, July 17, 2017. Rebecca MacKinnon quoted.

Can Censoring Social Media Stop Extremism?, The Aspen Institute, June 25, 2017. Rebecca MacKinnon quoted.

Southeast Asian censors test mettle of social media groups, Financial Times, May 25, 2017. Rebecca MacKinnon quoted.

Leaked Docs Spotlight Complexity of Moderating Facebook Content, Tech News World, May 23, 2017. Rebecca MacKinnon quoted.

He Tweeted About Chinese Government Corruption. Twitter Suspended His Account, The New York Times, April 26, 2017. Rebecca MacKinnon quoted.

Data protection agency investigates gov’t sending personal data of Hungarian citizens to Russia, 444.hu, April 17, 2017. Amy Brouillette quoted.

The Price of Digital Rights, Media Power Monitor, April 15, 2017. Nathalie Maréchal quoted.

Analyst reveals Facebook uses analysis tools to keep users online longer, International Business Times, April 10, 2017. Rebecca MacKinnon quoted.

What does Facebook really know about you?, Four Corners / ABC Australia, April 10, 2017. Rebecca MacKinnon interviewed.

Global Inequality in Your Pocket: How Cheap Smartphones and Lax Policies Leave Us Vulnerable to Hacking, Global Voices Advox, March 30, 2017. Written by Nathalie Maréchal.

Social Networks Need Clearer Terms of Service, Slate Future Tense, March 28, 2017. Written by Ilana Ullman.

Android security better, but still dependent on manufacturers, carriers, CyberScoop, March 27, 2017. Nathalie Maréchal quoted.

2017 Corporate Accountability Index Reveals Inadequate Company Disclosure, Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS), Central European University School of Public Policy, March 27, 2017. Nathalie Maréchal quoted.

Chinese companies Baidu and Tencent rank low in global accountability index, Hong Kong Free Press, March 27, 2017. Piece citing the 2017 Corporate Accountability Index.

Companies And Users Can Do More To Stay Secure With Smart Devices, National Public Radio (NPR), March 26, 2017. Rebecca MacKinnon quoted.

How Do Google, Apple and Others Stack Up When it Comes to Protecting Your Privacy?, Entrepreneur, March 24, 2017. Piece citing the 2017 Corporate Accountability Index.

Digital rights report hits Apple for its secrecy, Yahoo! Finance, March 24, 2017. Piece citing the 2017 Corporate Accountability Index.

Apple, Google More Private Than Russian, Chinese Counterparts—Study, Vocativ, March 24, 2017. Piece citing the 2017 Corporate Accountability Index.

Google Beat Apple on an Accountability Scorecard—And No One Saw It Coming, Observer, March 23, 2017. Piece citing the 2017 Corporate Accountability Index.

Companies Aren’t off the Hook When It Comes to User Privacy, New America Weekly, March 23, 2017. Written by Laura Reed.

GNI Companies Again Top Ranking Digital Rights 2017 Corporate Accountability Index, Global Network Initiative (GNI), March 23, 2017. Piece citing the 2017 Corporate Accountability Index.

Telcos and Internet Companies, Bad at Informing People About Their Rights, Media Power Monitor, March 23, 2017. Piece citing the 2017 Corporate Accountability Index.

Tech Companies Must Earn User Trust: Report Card Finds Firms Too Opaque on Standards, Human Rights Watch, March 23, 2017. Piece citing the 2017 Corporate Accountability Index.

Netizen Report: Why Did YouTube Censor Your Videos? You May Never Know, Global Voices Advox, March 23, 2017. Piece citing the 2017 Corporate Accountability Index.

Las empresas fallan en informar a los usuarios de Internet sobre cómo afectan sus derechos humanos, R3D, March 23, 2017. Piece citing the 2017 Corporate Accountability Index.

Access Now welcomes new Ranking Digital Rights Index, Access Now, March 23, 2017. Piece citing the 2017 Corporate Accountability Index.

Why Are So Many Tech & Telecom Companies Bad At Respecting Your Privacy?, Consumerist, March 23, 2017. Piece citing the 2017 Corporate Accountability Index.

Baidu, Tencent Featured in Ranking Digital Rights Index, China Digital Times, March 23, 2017. Piece citing the 2017 Corporate Accountability Index.

Setting Standards for Digital Privacy, Yahoo! Finance, March 13, 2017. Rebecca MacKinnon quoted.

Testing products for data privacy and security, Boing Boing, March 6, 2017. Piece on Consumer Reports’ work with RDR, Disconnect, and the Cyber Independent Testing Lab.

Consumer Reports to test products for privacy, data security, The Hill, March 6, 2017. Piece on Consumer Reports’ work with RDR, Disconnect, and the Cyber Independent Testing Lab.

Are Your Devices Secure? Consumer Reports Will Now Include Device Privacy, Security In Reviews, International Business Times, March 6, 2017. Piece on Consumer Reports’ work with RDR, Disconnect, and the Cyber Independent Testing Lab.

The internet has a dark side. We need a plan for taming it, World Economic Forum, January 16, 2017. Written by Rebecca MacKinnon.

Russia Requires Apple and Google to Remove LinkedIn From Local App Stores, The New York Times, January 6, 2017. Rebecca MacKinnon quoted.