Alex Brammer


Alex Brammer
Alex BrammerResearcher

Alex is a Researcher at Top10VPN. As well as helping cover the news, he works on our investigations into cybersecurity and privacy. He aims to help make information about privacy and online safety as easily approachable as possible.

Articles by Alex Brammer


Turkish Court Orders ISPs to Block Independent News Outlets

Turkish Court Orders ISPs to Block Independent News Outlets

An Ankara court has ordered Turkish internet service providers to block access to 136 websites, including several news sites and their social media accounts

Kashmir Taken Completely Offline After India Revokes Special Constitutional Status

Kashmir Taken Completely Offline After India Revokes Special Constitutional Status

The Indian government revoked Kashmir’s special status after 70 years of independence, leading to civil unrest and an internet shutdown

Turkey Grants Radio and Television Watchdog Sweeping New Powers Over Internet

Turkey Grants Radio and Television Watchdog Sweeping New Powers Over Internet

The Turkish radio and television authorities now have power over streaming platforms and online news outlets

Five Eyes Nations Call for Introduction of Encryption Backdoors

Five Eyes Nations Call for Introduction of Encryption Backdoors

A group of five national intelligence agencies concluded that encryption backdoors were necessary despite technical issues

Liberty Loses Legal Challenge Against Snoopers’ Charter

Liberty Loses Legal Challenge Against Snoopers’ Charter

The civil and digital rights group lost its challenge after the High Court found that the “snooper’s charter” included enough safeguards against abuse

Project Dragonfly, Google’s Censored Search Engine for China, Has Been Terminated

Project Dragonfly, Google’s Censored Search Engine for China, Has Been Terminated

Google’s VP of Public Policy Karan Bhatia told the US Senate that the project has been terminated and employees working on it have been reassigned

Virgin Media Mistakenly Overblocks Popular Image-Sharing Site Imgur

Virgin Media Mistakenly Overblocks Popular Image-Sharing Site Imgur

The UK ISP blocked the image-sharing site citing the presence of child abuse content

Government of Jordan Bans Hit Video Game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Government of Jordan Bans Hit Video Game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

On July 6 the Jordanian government banned the popular ‘battle royale’ game citing “negative effects” on citizens

Mauritania In Near-Total Internet Shutdown After Alleged Stolen Election

Mauritania In Near-Total Internet Shutdown After Alleged Stolen Election

Following a weekend of contentious presidential elections, Mauritania has gone almost completely offline

GDPR, One Year On: 42% of US News Sites Block Visitors From EU

GDPR, One Year On: 42% of US News Sites Block Visitors From EU

We tested over 500 US news sites and discovered that, a year on from the introduction of the GDPR, 42% block out users in Europe entirely