Paul Bischoff is a tech writer covering IT-related subjects since 2012. A digital nomad who depends on the internet to make a living, he's always seeking out the best value and highest quality products and services on the web. He previously worked as the China editor at Tech in Asia and is a regular contributor at Mashable, as well as several blogs for internet startups around the world. You can find him on Twitter at @pabischoff.
Almost 54 percent of the world’s population (4.1 billion people) uses the internet. It’s our source of instant information, entertainment, news, and social interactions. But where in the world can citizens enjoy equal and open internet access – if anywhere? In this exploratory study, our researchers have conducted a country-by-country comparison to see which countries […]
5.1 billion people worldwide have mobile phones, accounting for almost 70 percent of the entire global population, according to the GSM Association. The majority of national governments (around 150) require mandatory SIM-card registration, which means you need your real name and personal details to sign up for phone service. Just how private is mobile […]
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 […]