Paul Bischoff is the editor of Comparitech and a consumer privacy expert. He's been writing about the tech industry since 2012 for publications like Tech in Asia, Mashable, and various startup blogs. He's also been cited as an expert by the New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, Engadget, Wired, Gizmodo, Forbes, and many more. At Comparitech, he covers topics like cybersecurity, digital privacy, VPNs, encryption, net neutrality, censorship, and identity theft. You can find him on Twitter at @pabischoff.
From private conversations through the likes of WhatsApp to confidential browsing histories through VPNs, encryption plays an integral role in our freedom of expression and privacy. Yet, with ongoing government attempts to create “backdoors” into encryption services/products, many countries face severe restrictions when it comes to using apps and tools that utilize cryptography. To find […]
In 2019, every interception order issued on a state and federal level was authorized. And over the past 10 years, only a handful of interception orders haven’t been authorized. 48 jurisdictions (44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the federal government) have laws that give courts the power to issue […]
In the United States, each state government holds records on its voters. The type of information that’s deemed “non-confidential” and who has access to this data differs by state. Some only distribute names and addresses to political parties on a strict non-commercial basis. Others publish voter lists online so anyone (even those outside the US) […]