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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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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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Dark Web Market Price Index (US Edition)

The US edition of the Price Index that tracks the dark web trade of stolen personal data. It includes hacked log-ins, including dating profiles, streaming services, online stores and even Airbnb.

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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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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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Top10VPN Smart Toys Privacy & Security Report

Could your child's smart toy put your family's privacy at risk? Our investigation uncovered disturbing vulnerabilities in popular smart toys.