As Chinese electric vehicle exports continue to rise, we investigated the data privacy risks associated with these smart vehicles and their companion mobile apps.
VPN, Internet Rights & Security Research
Unfortunately, it can be challenging for the average person to understand the privacy implications of apps looking to profit from their data.
Our Privacy investigations aim to shine a light on the privacy risks of installing and using popular software without doing your own research. We aim to raise public awareness and to push for higher standards from developers and app store operators.
- SpywareData Privacy Investigation: Chinese Electric Vehicle Exports
- Social MediaThreads vs Twitter: Which Collects More Personal Data?
Our detailed comparison of Threads and Twitter shows the new Meta app may collect more personal data overall but Twitter tracks its users across the internet more.
- SpywareAndroid Proxy Apps Investigation: What Are The Privacy Risks?
Analysis of 20 of the most popular proxy Android apps reveals nearly 185 million peoples' privacy could be at risk.
- SpywareChatGPT Clone Apps Privacy Risks
We analyzed the 10 highest-ranked unofficial ChatGPT clone apps in each of Apple and Google's app stores and identified the biggest privacy risks.
- SpywareThe Global Spyware Market Index
Over 3,000 people have been targeted with spyware since 2015. 78% of the companies responsible for manufacturing the technology are based in Europe, the U.S. and Israel.
- SpywareAndroid Spyware Investigation: Fortnite
Our analysis of unofficial Fortnite Android apps shows over half were infested with spyware, adware or malware.
Our Research Experts
Head of Research
Simon Migliano leads our research and testing into VPN applications, as well as wider investigations into internet privacy and security matters. Utilizing these findings, he produces in-depth VPN reviews and expert guidance on online safety.
His work examining dangerous free VPNs, identity theft, and internet censorship has been featured in over 1,000 publications worldwide including the BBC, CNET, Wired, and the Financial Times.
Digital Rights Lead
Samuel Woodhams leads our research on censorship, surveillance, and internet freedom to help defend internet freedoms around the world.
His research has been featured by the BBC, Washington Post, Financial Times, and The Guardian.