About VPN Proof

Meet our experienced team of privacy writers

Bertel is a digital minimalist who advocates the use of free/libre software, private services, and DIY projects. He writes from a laptop with hardware kill switches and an OS where every line of code is visible.
Christian Cawley specializes in security-related topics, Linux, DIY projects, programming, and explaining technology. He also produces The Really Useful Podcast and has extensive experience in desktop and software support. A contributor to Linux Format magazine, Christian is a Raspberry Pi tinkerer, Lego lover and retro gaming fan.
Kannon is a Tech Journalist (BA) with a background in international affairs (MA) with an emphasis on economic development and international trade. Among his many passions are information technologies and privacy in the modern era.
Dan is a British expat living in Mexico. He is a Senior Writer for VPN Proof. Dan also works for the site's parent company, MakeUseOf, where he is currently the Affiliate Optimization Manager and a Senior Writer. Formerly, he has been the Social Editor, Creative Editor, and Finance Editor. Dan is also the Managing Editor for MUO's other sister site, Blocks Decoded. Prior to his writing career, he was a Financial Consultant. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
Gavin is a professional freelance technology journalist and editor for Blocks Decoded. He has a BA (Hons) Contemporary Writing with Digital Art Practices pillaged from the hills of Devon, as well as a decade of professional writing experience. He enjoys copious amounts of tea.
Georgina is a science and technology writer with an interest in privacy and a PhD in psychology.
James is a freelance writer passionate about making technology accessible and safe for everyone. Alongside technology writing, also interested in health, travel, music, and mental health. BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Surrey. Can also be found writing about chronic illness at PoTS Jots.
Simon Batt is a Computer Science graduate with a deep interest in security and privacy.
Megan decided to unite her Honors Degree in New Media and lifetime of geekiness to pursue a career in tech and gaming journalism. You can usually find her writing about a variety of topics and drooling over new gadgets and games.

Our Mission

Our goal is to provide readers with the essential tools, skills, and knowledge for preserving their online anonymity. We don't try to sell the misleading idea that VPNs are the best solution for everyone. Contrary to what VPN companies try to tell you, VPNs can leak their users' identities. That's why we don't recommend one approach for leak-proofing your VPN.

We are privacy-technology skeptics