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Craigslist co-founder Craig Newmark has donated $6 million to Consumer Reports to keep a closer eye on technology and the threats it poses to personal privacy.

The Silicon Valley entrepreneur, who made his fortune by creating the world’s biggest general classified website, wants to keep an independent check on technology’s abuse. “I love TVs. I love watching TV. I don’t love TV watching me,” Newmark told The NewYork Times

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark

Founded in 1936, Consumer Reports is an ad-free publishing company that does independent research on consumer products. It reviews everything from cars to dishwashers to lawnmowers. Lately, it’s focused its magnifying glass on high-tech.

In 2017, for instance, it co-published the Digital Standard, a benchmark for smartphones and other devices that pose potential threats to consumer privacy, information security and freedom of speech.

The Craig Newmark Philanthropies’ donation will help establish a tech-focused research division at Consumer Reports called the Digital Lab.

Newmark, who co-owns Craigslist with Jim Buckmaster, has donated big money to support journalism as a pillar of democracy. Since 2015, he’s given more than $40 million to such initiatives, including donations this past February of $10 million to the Columbia School of Journalism and $5 million to the Poynter Institute.