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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#623 Netflix: VPN blockade backlash doesn’t hurt us
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says that the recent crackdown on VPN and proxy users hasn't hurt the company's results. The VPN blockade only affects a small but vocal minority, according to Hastings, and there are no signs that hordes of subscribers are abandoning ship.

Earlier this year Netflix announced that it would increase its efforts to block customers who circumvent geo-blockades.

As a result it has become harder to use VPN services and proxies to access Netflix content from other countries, something various movie studios have repeatedly called for.

With the application of commercial blacklist data, Netflix already blocks IP-addresses that are linked to such services, something which also affects well-intentioned customers who merely use a VPN to protect their privacy.
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#631 Oracle fixes 136 vulnerabilities with April critical patch update
#630 Latest TeslaCrypt targets new file extensions, invests heavily in evasion
#629 DRAM bitflipping exploits that hijack computers just got easier
#628 RansomWhere?: Generic ransomware detection comes to Apple OS X
#627 MULTIGRAIN – POS attackers make an unhealthy addition to the pantry
#626 New crypto-ransomware JIGSAW plays nasty games
#625 CryptXXX: new ransomware from the actors behind reveton, dropping via Angler
#624 Python-based PWOBot targets European organizations
#623 Netflix: VPN blockade backlash doesn’t hurt us
#622 FBI tells congress it needs hackers to keep up with tech company encryption
#621 Security firm SurfWatch Labs discovers secret plan to hack numerous websites and forums
#620 Google is partially dangerous - according to Google
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