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Editorial policy

1. Our mission & values

CoolTechZone is an independent online publication that helps people navigate their way through increasingly complex digital lives. At CoolTechZone, we provide cybersecurity-related news, analysis, interviews, research, opinions by industry insiders, and product reviews.

We maintain and uphold the values of journalistic integrity, reliability, objectivity, and diversity of opinion, which is crucial for high-quality cybersecurity coverage. We produce professional, unbiased, and reliable content, reflecting our aim to become a priority source for cyber-related news. We are working independently and transparently following journalistic, legal, and research ethics standards. Our stories strive to educate readers about privacy and their digital environment, so they can remain safe in their increasingly-connected lives.

2. Editorial integrity and independence

Our journalists nurture the values of free speech, and rely on the highest ethical and research standards. We produce factual and ethical investigations and provide objective, independent analysis driven by the public interest. Our sources are reliable, and our writers do not accept any payments or gifts that could be construed as a direct or indirect attempt to influence the content we create.

We invite professionals to speak on topics we cover, ensuring a balanced writing position and providing expert opinions. We do not pay our interviewees for their comments in order to prevent conflict of interest, and we do not alter the information they share with us in any way.

CoolTechZone is owned by Mediatech, a publishing house whose investors are the founders of Nord Security, the company behind NordVPN and Surfshark. The editorial team is the sole decision-maker regarding topic selection and coverage.

3. Work principles

Our editorial staff adheres to the journalistic code of ethics and editorial guidelines set out with the public interest in mind. Freelancers and contributors are held to the same ethical and editorial standards as in-house employees.

4. Research procedure

Our dedicated team of security researchers and investigative journalists regularly go into previously-unexplored depths of online security and privacy. Our stories often have an unseen influence on the online world at large. A number of our investigations and reports have been featured by industry-related publications and global news leaders.

Our team uses white-hat hacking techniques to find and safely disclose cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities across the online world.

We work diligently to find our information in a legal manner, using both specialized and generic tools; and investigative techniques.

We approach our research like a lawyer approaches a case – we focus on showing definitive proof that will back up our research or provide any information related to a specific topic.

5. Reviews

Our product reviews are focused on answering our readers’ questions and providing them with helpful information to use the Internet in a secure and reliable way. This type of content is produced based on facts about the products and our objective interpretation, analysis, and testing of those facts. We are not sponsored for writing such reviews to ensure objective coverage and transparency, but we may receive a small commission when you click on the provided links.