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.
In 2020 alone, Facebook removed 35.9 million pieces of content flagged under “child nudity and sexual exploitation,” according to the social network’s latest transparency report. And Facebook isn’t alone; Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, TikTok, Reddit, and Snapchat combined remove millions of posts and images that fall foul of community guidelines regarding child abuse. When talking about […]
Some of the most populated cities in the United States are under a heavy amount of surveillance, according to new research by Comparitech. The average city has around six cameras per 1,000 people but the most-watched city, Atlanta, had almost 50 cameras per 1,000 people*. From monitoring traffic to preventing crime, closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras […]
According to research conducted by our team at Comparitech, internet blackouts and social media restrictions cost the world’s economy more than $4.5 billion in 2020. $2.5 billion of this (almost 60 percent) comes from over 100 shutdowns in India (mainly within the Jammu and Kashmir region). Implemented by governments to restrict communications and information during […]