“Worst in Show Awards” Livestreams Friday: EFF’s Cindy Cohn and Cory Doctorow Will Unveil Most Privacy-Defective, Least Secure Consumer Tech Products at CES


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Las Vegas—On Friday, January 17, at 9:30 am PT, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Executive Director Cindy Cohn and EFF Special Advisor and sci fi author Cory Doctorow will present the creepiest, most privacy-invasive, and unsecure consumer tech devices debuting at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

EFF, in partnership with iFixit, USPIRG, and Repair.Org, will unveil their Worst in Show picks for 2022’s worst device offerings, an annual award given at CES, the massive trade show in Las Vegas where vendors demonstrate the coolest in purportedly life-changing tech gadgets and devices (think movie-streaming sunglasses and color-changing cars).

Not all these products will change our lives for the better. A panel of judges will present the least secure, safe, repairable, and eco-friendly gadgets from the show. Doctorow will emcee the event and will join Cohn and guest judges Nathan Proctor (USPIRG), Gay Gordon-Byrne (Repair.org), Paul Roberts (securepairs), and Kyle Wiens (iFixit) to discuss their selections.

To watch the presentation live, before it goes on YouTube, fill out this form to request access. You’ll be sent a Zoom link to join the event (no-video/audio-only is fine).

Who: EFF’s Cindy Cohn and Cory Doctorow

What: Annual CES Worst in Show Awards

When: Friday, January 7, 2022, 9:30 am PT and 12:30 pm ET

Zoom link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_EAcNIZl-AzAU_yAu2jF-c21w1fhS_rKN7ACZb_WtaZd66Q/viewform

Check out last year’s winners:
https://www.repair.org/worstinshow

For more on Right to Repair:
https://www.eff.org/issues/right-to-repair

 

Contact: 
Karen
Gullo
Analyst, Media Relations Specialist


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