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Netflix Outage Sees This Weekend’s Binge Watching Die

Posted on October 1st, 2016.

Netflix goes down and the world erupts in collective despair. This Saturday afternoon (Eastern Time), Netflix went offline. Not entirely offline. The homepage still loads, with a big buffet offering of Netflix original TV shows and movies. This spread is just a tease, however, as users are instead greeted with an error message in any...

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Netflix Phishing And Malware Campaigns Build Growing Black Market

Posted on February 12th, 2016.

Netflix’s expansion to 130 new regions has boosted the market for stolen Netflix passwords, according to Symantec, a Mountain View, Calif.-based technology security company. Netflix’s streaming service is currently available in 190 regions. Symantec noted that phishing campaigns and malware are targeting Netflix users’ information. The...

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Popcorn Time Is Still Going Strong despite Netflix’s Global Expansion

Posted on January 19th, 2016.

Movie- and TV shows-streaming platform Popcorn Time is still being used as a go-to viewing resource for users around the world. An MPAA-led takedown ensured that headlines were made of the demise of PopcornTime and its streaming resource YTS. YIFY, the group behind YTS was declared to be shut down permanently. An unnamed individual in a...

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Netflix, YouTube, Others = 70% of Bandwidth Use

Posted on December 8th, 2015.

The most recent report from Sandvine, a broadband industry analyst group, has some interesting conclusions. One of these conclusions is perhaps most interesting to our readers: that 70% of all home broadband usage goes to “home entertainment,” that is, streaming video and music. As the below graph shows, traffic for “fixed access,”...

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Bitcodin: Be Your Own Netflix With Ease

Posted on August 9th, 2015.

Netflix and Amazon may soon have to ramp up their offerings. A new technology has arrived, Bitcodin by new contender Bitmovin, which enables commercial enterprises and home users to stream their home video library anywhere they go at high-quality, in the same way they would with Netflix. The secret sauce is Bitmovin’s innovative...

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Netflix Releases FIDO Open-Source Incident Response Software

Posted on May 7th, 2015.

Netflix just recently announced the open-source release of the company’s automated security incident response software known as FIDO, short for Fully Integrated Defense Operation. Like many organisations, Netflix used to manually investigate security-related alerts, which was a slow and labour-intensive process. The company hoped...

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‘The Interview’ Gets Digital Release on Google Before Arriving at Movie Theaters, Ushering In A New Standard For Movie Releases Worldwide

Posted on December 24th, 2014.

After a long rollercoaster of ups and downs brought on by a disturbing hacking incident involving Sony and their controversial Seth Rogen film The Interview, Sony finally came to an agreement with Google to release the film digitally. Through Google Play and YouTube Movies, people can now rent or buy The Interview, never before done for...