Paul is Comparitech’s editor and a regular commentator on cyber security and privacy topics in national and international media including New York Times, BBC, Forbes, The Guardian and many others. He's been writing about the tech industry since 2012 for publications like Tech in Asia, Mashable, and various startup blogs. Paul has an in-depth knowledge of VPNs, having been an early adopter while looking to access the open internet during this time in China. He previously worked in Beijing as an editor for Tech in Asia, and has been writing and reporting on technology for the last decade. He has also volunteered as a teacher for older adults learning basic tech literacy and cyber awareness. You can find him on Twitter at @pabischoff.
According to data collected by our researchers, 1 in 5 children’s apps available on Google Play don’t adhere to COPPA rules. COPPA, imposed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), enforces a number of requirements on operators of websites or online services that are aimed at under 13s. It also applies to operators of other websites […]
Over 50 years ago 2001: A Space Odyssey introduced the world to HAL-9000, a computer with artificial intelligence capabilities, including facial recognition technology. It seemed other-worldly, advanced, and somewhat hard to comprehend. Today, facial recognition technology (FRT) is, for an alarming number of us, a part of everyday life. From opening up our phones and […]
For the majority of us, our cell phones are a gateway to our lives. From helping us navigate our way through a new city to being our primary source of communication, there isn’t much we don’t use them for. Sadly, all of these convenient features also leave our phones open to abuse. When installed on […]
Our team of researchers has collated data breach records spanning over 15 years to provide a running total of the number of breaches and records affected since 2005. Since 2005, more than 11 billion individual records have been impacted in data breaches across the United States. From the start of 2005 to the end of […]