Douglas Crawford

Douglas has worked for almost six years as senior staff writer, occasional editor, and resident tech and VPN industry expert at This is something of a perfect storm for him, allowing him to combine writing talents honed by a degree in philosophy with his expertise and love of computer technology, together with his keen (and often outspoken) interest in contemporary politics.

Douglas has been widely quoted on issues relating to cybersecurity and digital privacy in the both the UK national press (including The Independent and the Mail Online) and international technology publications such as Ars Technica. In 2017 he was invited by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to participate as a host in online discussions about net neutrality.

On his thirteenth birthday, he was given a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k, which quickly became the love of his life. After such an early exposure to the wonders of technology, he has always owned the most cutting-edge computer his (often limited) funds could afford. In 1994 he was the only person he knew with an internet connection.

Rivalling this early love of technology was his love of books and writing, which led Douglas to study philosophy and political ethics at university.

He has taught English as a foreign language in various locations around the world, including Hong Kong and Vietnam, owned his own web design business (Arachnaphilia - “We Love to Spin Webs”) in the UK, and worked as a computer repair technician, system builder, and personal computer tutor in southern Spain.

He has also worked as a qualified sound engineer and event manager based in Barcelona, helping to organise and run contemporary dance events throughout Europe.

Douglas has now settled down in Plymouth, UK, with his teacher partner and over-exuberant toddler. This has given him the opportunity to pursue his life-long dream to work as a professional writer and technology journalist.

Articles Written

The Best VPNs for Torrenting 2019 - Download torrents safely in UK, USA and more

October 23, 2019

NordVPN admits it was hacked

October 22, 2019

5 best secure private messengers

October 18, 2019

Ethical Hacking: Tips, Tricks and Tools

October 17, 2019

5 Best Tor VPNs 2019 - Stay secure with VPN over onion

October 17, 2019

5 Best VPNs for Chromebook in 2019 & how to set up a VPN on Chromebook

October 7, 2019

Yojimbo 4 Password manager review - Not just a password manager

October 4, 2019

5 Best VPNs for Android Devices in 2019

October 2, 2019

How to disable IPv6 on all devices

October 2, 2019

The Best VPN for Fire Stick 2019

October 1, 2019

5 Best VPN for Linux in 2019

September 30, 2019

Seafile Review 2019

September 30, 2019

The Best VPN for Canada 2019

September 26, 2019

5 Best VPNs for Amazon Prime in 2019

September 25, 2019

How to download torrents on iPhone & what are the best torrent downloaders for iPhone

September 25, 2019

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