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How to Change Netflix Country 2020

There are of course few sources of entertainment quite as popular as the media company – Netflix.  It’s name has become synonymous with streaming video and entertainment, in fact in some demographics Netflix is becoming a verb.  To Netflix, or ‘I just Netflix’d all night’ means that you simply chilled in front of the TV …

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Which Smart DNS Still Works with Netflix ?

We’ve covered a lot about  the Netflix ban on VPNs and proxies on this site and how slowly it’s being circumvented.   There are now a couple of VPNs that allow you to switch between the different version of Netflix irrespective of your location.  Which for expats or people who travel a lot is incredibly …

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The Netflix VPN Ban

It was always quite an anomaly, for several years before Netflix was actually available in Australia – there were over a quarter of a million registered users there.    If you tried to access any version of Netflix there, you’d be blocked and told that it wasn’t available there yet.  So how come there were …

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European Initiative – Is the Digital Market Changing

It’s almost essential nowadays to have access to a VPN or proxy service, not just for the security concerns but because the internet has become a minefield of blocked sites, copyright issues and geo-inspired redirections.    A few years ago, you were rarely blocked from any website but now it’s a daily occurrence and if …

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New Police Powers in UK Surveillance Legislation

A new surveillance bill giving much stronger powers to various security agencies will be introduced by Theresa May next month.  November 4th will see the release of the new Investigatory Powers Bill which will force telecoms and internet service providers to retain their customers web browsing for 12 months.   To blunt the complaints from the ISPs, …

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Turkey Block Access to Twitter

There are approximately 10 million Twitter users in Turkey but many are reporting bad news.  It appears that the social networking site popular across the word has been blocked to many Turkish based users by  the country’s telecommunication’s regulator.   It’s not quite clear whether this ban has been implemented completely but certainly many users …

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The Risks of Social Media for Activists

There’s no question that social networking websites have demonstrated a main tool for activists who want to expose oppression of the authorities. But this independence comes at a cost, a tremendous danger to these posting, filming or actually showing in such signs. Even though the advantages of showing this ferocious behavior of their state police …

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USA Privacy – Utah NSA Data Center

At the moment the press is full of the stories of cyber spying, surveillance and the NSA whistleblower – William Binney.  Fair play to the man, it takes courage to stand up against the NSA but he’s definitely not the first.  This particular organisation have been spying on our internet traffic for years and the …

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Time to Use a Proxy in Turkey?

I’m not sure of everyone else but when I hear that someone has been convicted of blasphemy, I instantly think it refers to the medieval ages or at least a long time ago.  However this latest news story refers to a composer and pianist who has been convicted of blasphemy by a supposedly secular Turkish …

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