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.
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…
Cyphertite Online Backup Review
Cyphertite Summary UPDATE: Cyphertite has sadly announced its closure as of 18th August 2015. Cyphertite is described, quite simply, as "high…
Tresorit Online Backup Review
Tresorit Summary Hailing from Switzerland, Tresorit is an online backup provider with a serious focus on security and privacy. They are…
CrashPlan Online Backup Review
CrashPlan Summary CrashPlan certainly qualifies as an online backup service, and it's a very good one, but the provider's own description…
Backblaze Online Backup Review
  Backblaze Summary Backblaze is a little different to the average online backup service, in that it's intended to back up everything on…
SpiderOak Online Backup Review
  SpiderOak Summary SpiderOak is a relatively well known online backup, sync and file sharing service, with a number of…
Wuala Online Backup Review
  Wuala Summary UPDATE: Lacie has announced that Wuala is closing its doors in November 2015 and no new subscriptions are…
5 Best Online Backups for Windows
UPDATE: You'll find a more up-to-date list of online backups for Windows on our sister site, BestBackups.com. If you speak to…
5 Best Online Backups for Mac
UPDATE: You'll find a more up-to-date list of online backups for Mac on our sister site, BestBackups.com. Everybody seems to want to…
Can you Sell your MP3s? The Debate Rages On…
Before the days of digital music, there was a thriving market for second-hand recordings, and in the case of analogue…
Chromebleed – A Handy Heartbleed Warning System
Here at BestVPN, we think there are plenty of good reasons to use Google Chrome as your Web browser. We…
Heartbleed CAN be Used to Steal SSL Keys
Since news broke of the high-profile Heartbleed Web vulnerability, technical professionals have been hard at work both to patch the…
Heartbleed Gets Real: Mumsnet and The CRA
The “Heartbleed” Web vulnerability has arguably been the most high-profile technical story to hit the news since Edward’s Snowden’s initial…