A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, such as the Internet. It enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network, and thus are benefiting from the functionality, security and management policies of the private network.
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HBO Now says "no thanks" to paying Aussies, the spectre of net neutrality looms in Australia and Village Roadshow asks "won't somebody think of the children" when it comes to piracy.
When HBO launched its online streaming service, "Game of Thrones" fans welcomed the chance to stream the show direct from the source. Now, they're being told their accounts will be deactivated.
Australia loses the last of its AAA gaming studios, VPN usage skyrockets in the wake of privacy (and piracy) concerns, Netflix regrets its data-free deals and Samsung launches a new TV range with nary an OLED in sight.
With data retention now in the law books and rights holders given the green light to chase individual pirates, VPNs are more popular than ever with Australians looking to cover their tracks online.
Despite claims from Netflix that it hasn't changed its policies, overseas residents trying to access the US Netflix service via VPN may soon be locked out.
PT Telkom Indonesia, the country's largest Internet service provider, has blocked Netflix for now, citing its violent and "pornographic" content as well as its lack of compliance with local regulations.
Commentary: Netflix has shut off VPN users and these paying subscribers are crying foul. But the move is less about keeping the little guy happy, and more about the big end of town.