Richard Patterson

Richard Patterson is the Founder of Comparitech and has spent the last 10 years building online businesses in the US and UK which empower consumers looking to purchase tech products and services. You can read an interview with Richard here

Internet slang for parents primer
By in VPN & Privacy, on August 14, 2018 at 7:10 am
Internet slang for parents primer

Learn how to understand what your kids are really saying online and help protect their privacy with our internet slang primer for parents.

Privacy policy
By in , on May 24, 2018 at 11:40 am
Privacy policy

This is the Privacy Policy (the ‘Policy’) of Comparitech Limited, company number 09962280, of Kings Lodge London Road, West Kingsdown, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 6AR (hereafter ‘Comparitech’, ‘we’ or ‘us’). This Policy describes the ways in which Comparitech collects and uses information about you when you use our website at www.comparitech.com (the “Website”).   Comparitech may […]

ExpressVPN Review
By in VPN, on May 8, 2018 at 7:01 pm
ExpressVPN Review

ExpressVPN is a great one-size-fits-all VPN for those who are willing to pay a bit more for great design, solid security, strong performance, and fantastic customer service.

Is Google Plus blocked in China?
By in , on April 9, 2018 at 4:40 pm
Is Google Plus blocked in China?

Yes, Google Plus is blocked in China. Google’s social network, Google Plus (or Google+, if you prefer), may play a vast second fiddle to the more popular social networks around, but it’s still operates a source for the free exchange of ideas. For Chinese content blocking purposes, the lack of popularity for the site does […]

Is BitcoinTalk.org blocked in China? Can you access it?
By in , on April 9, 2018 at 2:15 pm
Is BitcoinTalk.org blocked in China? Can you access it?

Yes, BitcoinTalk.org is blocked in China. Most users who attempt to access the forum from the mainland will instead see an error page. Some users reported being able access BitcoinTalk.org from inside Shanghai’s free trade zone, which is known to have more lenient censorship rules in place than the rest of the country. Others say […]

Is VK.com blocked in China?
By in , on April 9, 2018 at 1:42 pm
Is VK.com blocked in China?

The Russia-based social networking website VK.com is not blocked in China. It appears that requests to requests from mainland China to the Russian website all go through without any errors. However, there is a chance that parts of VK.com will be blocked in China. This is because you can login into and interact with VK.com […]

Blocked in Sri Lanka
By in , on March 14, 2018 at 6:03 pm
Blocked in Sri Lanka

Is Facebook blocked in Sri Lanka? Yes, Facebook is blocked in Sri Lanka as of March 8, 2018, along with Instagram, WhatsApp, and Viber. The Sri Lankan government instituted the ban in order to quell anti-Muslim violence in the country following a week of riots. Authorities stated the ban will remain in place until Facebook […]

Email providers can do more to protect their users. Here’s how
By in VPN & Privacy, on November 22, 2017 at 3:30 pm
Email providers can do more to protect their users. Here’s how

We asked Matthias Pfau, founder of the secure mail service Tutanota, what email providers and users must do to protect their email accounts.

Upcoming Security Serious Week Virtual Summit to address cyber skills gap
By in Information Security, on September 16, 2017 at 11:12 am
Upcoming Security Serious Week Virtual Summit to address cyber skills gap

The summit will tackle the theme of Security Serious Week 2017, Bridging the Cyber Skills Gap through Diversity and Creativity.

VPN statistics: What the numbers tell us about VPNs
By in VPN, on September 11, 2017 at 10:53 am
VPN statistics: What the numbers tell us about VPNs

VPN usage is on the up and up, but just how popular is this technology? We explore some of the statistics behind VPN use worldwide.

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