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.
Taiwan enjoys a high degree of internet freedom. Unlike mainland China, the internet in Taiwan is not subject to censorship by authorities. Residents and travelers can freely access all manner of sites, apps, and services on the web without interference. That being said, there are still several reasons why you should use a VPN for Taiwan.
A database containing more than 267 million Facebook user IDs, phone numbers, and names was left exposed on the web for anyone to access without a password or any other authentication. Comparitech partnered with security researcher Bob Diachenko to uncover the Elasticsearch cluster. Diachenko believes the trove of data is most likely the result of […]
From passport photos to accessing bank accounts with fingerprints, the use of biometrics is growing at an exponential rate. And while using your fingerprint may be easier than typing in a password, just how far is too far when it comes to biometric use, and what’s happening to your biometric data once it’s collected, especially […]
Since 2012, scams that specifically targeted military personnel or veterans affected nearly 1 million people. The damages resulting from these crimes amounted to nearly $405 million. Comparitech researchers analyzed military and veteran scam data from various sources, including individual reports through the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Consumer Sentinel Network Data […]
A data breach incurs serious consequences no matter whether a company is big or small. Staff get fired, executives issue apologies, and entire systems are overhauled to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. They instill doubt in consumers, damage the company’s reputation, and the impact can last for years. A data breach can harm both […]