Since 2013, Maria Rerecich has been the Director of Electronics Testing at Consumer Reports. In this role, she leads a team of engineers and technicians in evaluating and rating consumer electronics products such as TVs, smartphones, and personal computers. Maria is involved in CR's initiatives to tackle privacy, security, and data issues, focusing in particular on testing Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Most recently, she led a pilot test of several mobile applications which resulted in an app developer making immediate improvements to protect consumers' data and privacy. Prior to Consumer Reports, she worked for 29 years for Standard Microsystems Corporation in the semiconductor industry and was responsible for integrated circuit design, validation, and product engineering of silicon chips used in PCs.
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