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Simon Migliano is the VPN research expert at Top10VPN.com and leads our privacy and security investigations. Simon’s research into VPN and related privacy and security issues has been covered in the world’s leading news and technology publications, including the BBC, CNet, The Financial Times, The Telegraph, Wired, Der Spiegel, The Independent, Le Figaro, ZDNet and PC Mag, among many others.

Simon has also been quoted as a VPN expert in hundreds of privacy-related news stories and features in leading publications, such as The Guardian, CNN, Vice News, MSN, The Express, The Metro and Computer Weekly.

As well as authoring research for Top10VPN.com, Simon has written articles for top sites, such as Huffington Post, Hackernoon, Reuters, SC Magazine and TechRadar.

Simon was the very first employee of Top10VPN and has over 15 years’ experience working in technology and as a news journalist.

Articles by Simon Migliano


Free VPN Data Sharing: VPN apps in the Apple App Store

Free VPN iOS Apps Data Sharing Investigation

Apple has introduced strict new data-sharing rules for VPN apps but 80% of the most popular free VPN apps remain available in the App Store despite flouting them.

Dark Web Market Price Index June 2019 UK Update

Dark Web Market Price Index 2019 (June UK Update)

Changes to the dark web market landscape have driven up prices for stolen data. This update to the Index shows someone's identity could now be worth three times as much

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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 update to the UK edition of Price Index reveals hacked accounts are still cheap on the dark web: even brands like Apple, Fortnite, Netflix 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.