Netflix cracks down on Proxies

Video streaming has become a huge part of our lives, whether it’s catch up or watch movies on demand this is here to stay. There are a number of suppliers from the terrestrial TV companies, to the dedicated streaming services such as Amazon Prime and Netflix.

Today the BBC has reported that Netflix is goings stop subscribers using internet proxies to view content not available in their own countries.

A proxy server is a computer system that acts as in intermediate node between computer users (clients) and other servers. These servers can provide anonymity for users, including making the user appear in a different location (the location of the proxy server). By using a mechanism like this users (for example ex-pats) can still appear to be in the UK whilst in reality they are overseas, thus allowing them to access internet resources as if they were in the UK.


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