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PRIVACY

Global Study: Delete Facebook Web Search Behavior

We tracked and analyzed Google web searches to delete Facebook in 255 locations across 17 countries over 12 months. Our study reveals huge spikes in the social network's biggest markets in the weeks following the privacy scandal.


April 18, 2018
12 mins
PRIVACY

China VPN Ban Finally Here: What Does it Mean?

Millions in China have just lost access to the global internet now the VPN ban is finally in effect. The nation has the most VPN users in the world thanks to strict censorship by a government that until now turned a blind eye to use of the privacy software. We take a look at what's happened and what it means.


March 29, 2018
7 mins
PRIVACY

Watch Out! Alexa’s Coming for your Emotions

Amazon is working on making its home assistant Alexa recognize your emotions. They say it could help improve users' emotional states or even disagnose disease. We are more concerned with how this information will be mined for profit.


March 28, 2018
4 mins
PRIVACY

Disclosing Data in the Digital Age: The Metadata and Information Internet Users are Willing to Share

Every day, we use dozens of apps and platforms that monitor our data. Top10VPN.com discovers what most internet users are comfortable sharing - and how that compares to the true extent of data intrusions.


March 12, 2018
10 minutes
PRIVACY

Dark Web Market Price Index (US Edition)

Scammers are buying and selling your stolen personal info on the dark web and it's not just credit card details. With hacked dating profiles, streaming services, even Airbnb accounts for sale, we've created the Dark Web Market Price Index (US Edition) to monitor this illicit trade.


February 28, 2018
6 mins
PRIVACY

Why Facebook Messenger Kids Is A Bad Idea

Facebook touts its new Messenger Kids app as a safe way for kids to use the popular platform that's compliant with strict kids advertising rules. Dig deeper though and a more disturbing picture emerges of collecting and profiting from kids data that while legal will be worrying parents.


January 17, 2018
4 mins
PRIVACY

Privacy-Unfriendly App Features – A Rogues Gallery

Uber is notorious for encroaching on users' privacy but it's far from the only big app with intrusive features. We look at some of the worst examples among popular apps, which may make you reconsider what you keep installed on your smartphone.


January 04, 2018
5 mins
PRIVACY

Apple is Giving Away Your Sensitive Facial Data

Privacy concerns about Face ID - Apple's facial recognition tech - have intensified now that it's emerged that app makers not only have access to your facial data but can store it on their own servers.


December 20, 2017
4 mins
PRIVACY

Top10VPN Smart Toys Privacy & Security Report: Hackers Can Spy on Your Kids

Could your child's smart toy put your family's privacy at risk? Top10VPN.com uncovers some disturbing vulnerabilities in this year’s hottest smart toys.


December 07, 2017
7 mins
PRIVACY

Smart Glasses and Privacy

Smart glasses are once again making headlines with Snap's apparently failed $40 million gamble on its Spectacles. There's a few reasons why smart glasses continue to struggle, we take a look at one of them: privacy.


November 10, 2017
4 mins
PRIVACY

Apple FaceID? “No Thanks!” Say UK Consumers

Apple’s Face ID may just be a hit with the earlier adopters as only two in five Brits think it is a good idea, according to exclusive research for Top10VPN.com. We also discovered that 79% of Brits prefer fingerprints or passcodes to facial recognition.


November 09, 2017
5 mins
PRIVACY

Will Snooping Social Media Profiles Make US Borders Safer?

US customs can now demand your passwords and snoop through your social media and personal devices. Refuse and you'll be denied entry - or worse. The question is whether this incredible privacy intrusion is even effective at all at fighting terrorism let alone justified.


November 01, 2017
7 mins