Ben Taylor

About Ben Taylor

Ben was a geek long before "geek chic," learning the ropes on BBC Micros, before moving on to Atari STs and IBM compatibles. He was "online" using a 1200bps modem before the Internet was even a thing. Now, after two decades in the industry, he writes about technology for various publications, operates a few websites of his own, and runs a bespoke IT consultancy based in London.
How to Protect your Digital Privacy at the US Border
International borders can invoke a frisson of excitement – and a sometimes a sense of fear, even if you know…
PeerBlock Vs. VPN: All You Need to Know To Torrent in 2017
If you’re interested in torrenting, and in protecting your online privacy, you may have heard of PeerBlock. The article explores what…
Small Business Cybersecurity: A Business Owner’s Guide to Online Security & Protecting Your Interests Online
The Evolution of Cybersecurity Business vs Personal Cybersecurity Why Does Cybersecurity Matter? Financial Loss Reputational Damage Business Interruption Key Threats…
What to Do if You’ve Been Hacked on Facebook
If you get hacked on Facebook, you’re not alone. Statistics suggest that that 160,000 Facebook accounts are hacked every single…
How to Clear Cookies on Windows, Mac and Mobile
This article explains exactly how to clear cookies on Windows and Mac computers, as well as on smartphones and mobile…
How to Make Amazon Echo and Google Home Private and Secure
Statistics suggest that over 35 million “smart speaker” devices, like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, will be in regular…
Is Torrenting Illegal? Is It Safe? Definitive 2017 Guide – BestVPN.com
Torrenting is tempting. A computer and an internet connection are all you need to download the latest movies, TV shows…
Internet Safety: How to Keep Kids and Teens Safe Online
The internet is a fantastic tool, but dangers lurk within! Keeping your children and teens safe online becomes more challenging…
BestVPN.com UK Data Privacy Survey
Considering a UAE VPN? An Important Legal Warning
If you're considering using a UAE VPN (specifically: using a VPN service whilst in the United Arab Emirates), you should think…
Windows 10 Upgrade: Is Microsoft “Forcing” Users?
Microsoft made history with the Windows 10 upgrade. For the first time ever, the company made its latest operating system…
Why There is a 1 in 3 Chance You’ll get Hacked in 2016
When I consider the real-life chances that an individual will get hacked in a given year, I find it impossible…
Why Data Encryption Still Matters if you have Nothing to Hide
Data encryption isn't something only the geeks and techies need to worry about nowadays. If you spend time on the…
How & Why to Hide Your IP Address
Have you heard it may be a good idea to hide your IP address when you're online? Perhaps you've wondered…
Why YOU Need a VPN for Netflix
Netflix went (almost) global yesterday, with a surprise simultaneous launch in 130 new countries, including India and Russia. There are…