• The Trustable Technology Mark is wrapping up, Trustable Technology lives on

    We’ll be wrapping up the Trustable Technology Mark prototype. We want to use this opportunity to reflect, share what we learned, and look ahead to new opportunities around Trustable Technology. What’s happening? After about two years, we’ll be wrapping up the Trustable Technology Mark: This prototype officially comes to an end, and we will not […]


  • Trustable Technology Mark: What we learned in year 1

    Within the ThingsCon network, and with the generous support of the Mozilla Foundation, we developed and launched the Trustable Technology Mark, a trustmark for connected products. Why do we need a trustmark for the Internet of Things (IoT)? Most connected products (IoT for short) are essentially black boxes: As consumers we don’t really know what’s […]


  • Note: Temporarily pausing Trustmark reviews while we improve internal processes

    Just a quick note: We’ll be temporarily pausing reviews while setting up more robust review structures and processes, as well as improved governance structures. This is a good sign: It’s time to ramp up our review capacity, and to iteratively improve our workflows based on a few months of learning. In the meantime, the application […]


  • Continuing the Quest for More Trustable Tech

    Please note that this is cross-posted from Medium. Six years ago, the ThingsCon community set out on a mission: to help create a human-centric & responsible IoT. An important part of this mission was to create a reliable, simple way for consumers to determine whether a connected device meets their privacy and security needs. Why? […]


  • Introducing the Trustable Technology Mark: A Better Way to Evaluate IoT Products

    Note: This blog post is cross-posted from Medium. A new tool by ThingsCon in Berlin will help consumers identify which devices truly respect their privacy and security starting 6 December 2018. Every day, millions of consumers rely on trustmarks to make informed purchases. These simple icons convey critical information, like whether or not food is […]


  • Trustable Technology Mark: Pre-Launch Notes

    We’re in the final stages of launching the Trustable Technology Mark, ThingsCon‘s trustmark for IoT. Today I wanted to share some updates on where we stand, some of the decisions that led us here, and what’s going to happen next. But first things first: Special thanks to the ThingsCon community for the priceless input, to […]


Our Partners

A wide range of partner organizations from academia, policy, and design practice contribute to the Trustmark and use it in their research and practice.

The Trustable Technology mark is a ThingsCon initiative. It is developed with support from the Mozilla Foundation in the form of a Mozilla Fellowship for project lead and ThingsCon co-founded Peter Bihr.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at: trustabletech@thingscon.org