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.
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 […]
Comparitech has assessed privacy protection and the state of surveillance in 47 countries to see where governments are failing to protect privacy and/or are creating surveillance states. To do this we looked at a number of categories, from the use of biometrics and CCTV to data sharing and retention laws. What did we find? Not […]