VPN Software

Global demand for VPN services continues to grow steeply in line with the rise in internet censorship and surveillance worldwide. VPN applications are often the only way for users to access blocked social media platforms and communicate during periods of online restriction.

Our VPN investigations aim to monitor and understand this rapidly-changing industry to understand how global VPN demand is changing. This research also aims to identify any potentially risky VPN applications that may pose a threat to your privacy and security online.

Our Research Experts

  • Simon Migliano

    Head of Research

    Simon Migliano leads our research and investigations into VPN safety and digital privacy. 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.

  • Samuel Woodhams

    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.