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Simon Migliano is Head of Research at Top10VPN and responsible for our investigations. He is a passionate advocate for a free and open internet with over 13 years experience working in technology and as a news journalist.

Articles by Simon Migliano


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ISP Website Blocks: How Bad are the UK’s Web Filters?

Our study of UK ISP website blocks reveals charity, school and social support websites are among thousands of sites wrongfully blocked by overzealous content filters.

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Dark Web Market Price Index – 2019 (US Edition)

This 2019 update to the Price Index shows hacked accounts are still cheap on the dark web: even big brands like Apple, Fortnite, Netflix and Airbnb cost less than $15.

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Dark Web Market Price Index – 2019 (UK Edition)

This 2019 update to the UK edition of Price Index reveals hacked accounts are still cheap on the dark web: even big names like Apple, Fortnite, Netflix and Airbnb sell for less than £10.

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Free VPN Risk Index: Android Apps

The Risk Index put the 150 most popular free VPN Android apps to the test and discovered a disturbing number of privacy flaws.

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Free VPN App Investigation

Over half of the most popular free VPN apps are run by secretive companies with hidden Chinese ownership. Very few do enough to earn the trust of the privacy-conscious.

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Fortnite Android App Investigation: Spyware Risks

Our analysis of unofficial Fortnite Android apps shows over half were infested with spyware, adware or malware.

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Dark Web Market Price Index: Hacking Tools (US Edition)

We tracked the illicit trade in hacking tools across the five biggest dark web markets. The resulting Index includes prices for WiFi hacking software, phishing pages for big brands, password crackers and much more.

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Dark Web Market Price Index: Hacking Tools (UK Edition)

We tracked the illicit trade in hacking tools across the five biggest dark web markets. This UK edition of the Index includes prices for WiFi hacking software, phishing pages for big brands, password crackers and much more.

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Global Study: Delete Facebook Web Search Behavior

We tracked Google web searches to delete Facebook in 255 locations across 17 countries over 12 months and found huge spikes in the weeks following the privacy scandal.

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Dark Web Market Price Index (UK Edition)

Scammers are trading hacked account details on the dark web. With dating profiles, streaming services, even Deliveroo accounts for sale, we've created the Index to monitor the value of this stolen data.