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.
Travel is finally back! After nearly two years away from visiting our favorite destinations, the promise of travel in 2022 is looking much more likely, with many countries reopening their borders to foreign nationals. But, have you ever considered how “private” our travels are? We voluntarily give personal data away at each desired destination in […]
Investing money online is now quicker and easier than ever before. You’re often just a click away from investing your hard-earned cash into something that promises great financial returns. It’s as simple as that. Or, is it…? All types of investments carry some risk– it’s not just the stock market you need to keep an […]
According to FOI requests submitted by the research team at Comparitech, UK government employees received 2,400 malicious emails each in 2021. Across just under 260 government organizations, we estimate that 764,331 government employees received a total of 2.69 billion malicious emails in 2021. Malicious emails are defined as malware (including ransomware), phishing, and spam emails. […]
University law enforcement agencies across the US are implementing security cameras in the thousands around campuses. What’s more, surveillance technologies are becoming more advanced and potentially more invasive to students’ privacy. A range of extensive surveillance technologies are used to monitor students’ whereabouts and activity. From drones, license plate cameras, and even attendance tracking apps […]
Social media often provides a window into our private lives, personal communications, and individual thoughts. However, our latest research of 50 countries finds that every country has some kind of online government access to social media accounts. Not only that, all but one has access to private communications (and many without reasonable cause for concern). […]