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Netflix Cracks Down on VPN and Proxy “Pirates”

Netflix is starting to block subscribers who access its service using VPN services and other tools that bypass geolocation restrictions. The changes, which may also affect legitimate users, have been requested by the movie studios who want full control over what people can see in their respective countries.   netflix-logoDue to complicated licensing agreements Netflix is only available in a...

Canadian Isps And Vpns Now Have To Alert Pirating Customers

Starting today Canadian Internet providers are required to forward copyright infringement notices to their subscribers. This notification scheme provides a safe harbor for ISPs but is also expected to result in a surge in piracy settlement schemes. The new law further causes trouble for VPN providers, who are now required to log customers for at least six months.pirate-runningAfter years of...

Microsoft May Soon Replace Internet Explorer With a New Web Browser

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system will debut with an entirely new web browser code-named Spartan, according to a report citing anonymous sources.   ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reports that this new browser is a departure from Internet Explorer, the Microsoft browser whose relevance has waned in recent years. According to Foley, it will be a “lightweight” browser that looks and feels...

PlayStation Network, Xbox Live offline due to attacks

Microsoft Corp’s Xbox Live and Sony Corp’s PlayStation Network, the Internet services video gamers use to play online, have been hit by connection failures on Christmas Day, with the hackers Lizard Squad claiming responsibility.   The group, which took credit for an attack on Sony earlier this year, said on its Twitter account that it was behind the attacks. The group said it would “stop...

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Google Adds Song Lyrics To Search Results

We've all been there — singing a song and realizing you've got 90 percent of it wrong between forgotten segments and mistaken lyrics. To set the lyrical record straight, most people head over to Google to type the song name in order to find a handful of sites that have all the official lyrics there for you.   Now, Google is intervening and helping your quest for official lyrics to be one...