Netflix og Kina slå ned på VPN Brug?

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Et par nyheder har fanget vores øje i den seneste måned, both involving VPN’s. The first is news that Netflix er blevet bedt om at forbyde VPN brug of their service by individuals using to get around regional content locking. The second is an stigning i begrænsninger for VPN-brugere inden for Kina. In both cases, it appears that personal VPN’s are taking some lumps. While this is to be expected with any growing technology, it’s a bit depressing to see the VPN technology getting a bad wrap. For users, this is another example of the ever changing landscape on the internet. It seems each month, og hvert år, brugere ser teknologi spire op (og få fældet) in a variety of different ways.

First up are the claims that Netflix is under pressure to reduce VPN access to its streaming media service. For expatriates abroad, og mange brugere af Netflix…this could be catastrophic. TorrentFreak picked up this story in the Fall of 2014, og en flok nyhedskanaler løb med det herunder Forbes. In the months following the news, Netflix udsendte en erklæring siger rygterne var ikke sandt, og de havde ingen planer om at forbyde VPN-brugere from accessing the service. But if you read their statements carefully, du kan se, at Netflix tager handling mod VPN s, per its policy and contracts with the content owners. Men, de ikke har foretaget nogen “særlig indsats” to outright ban VPN’s. So glass half-full we suppose. But what is a user to do? Sit around and hope their service isn’t the one who gets chopped?

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Godt for startere, du kan tage et kig på nogle data for at se, at Netflix vil ikke direkte forbud VPN s helst snart. They can’t, they have too many users who fall into the category. According to internet data analytics firm, GlobalWebIndex, Netflix har noget lignende 30 Million brugere oversøisk, virtually all of them using a VPN of some sort to connect. By their estimates, 20 Millioner af 30 Million er inde Kina og naturligvis uden for de regionale grænser Netflix kontrakter med medierne ejere (Ligesom Foxtel, for eksempel). While this is welcome news, og en angivelse at Netflix vil nødt til at handle forsigtigt, hvis det ønsker for at bevare sin betaler brugerbase, it is not a silver bullet. Speaking of China

VPN Cat and Mouse Games

Også fremhæver de nye udfordringer personlige VPN-tjenester er en nyere spil fra Kina til at øge begrænsninger i deres “Great Firewall”. In January of this year, nyhedsmedier svirret med udmeldinger, at Kina havde afskåret mange populære VPN-tjenester såsom StrongVPN, Astrill, and Goldenfrog VyprVPN. Since just about everyone with an internet enabled device in China uses a VPN, this made pretty big news. Some small VPN services escaped unscathed, and the big services were able to restore access within a day or two. Still, det ligner hårde tider forude.

Great Firewall InfoGraphic Courtesy of TheCoffeeDrinker

VPN users are likely in for some cat-and-mouse games down the road. These examples with Netflix and China are confirmation of what many have thought for some time: personal VPN will soon feel the pressure too. That goes for DNS services as well too, unfortunately. Ultimately we are seeing more restrictions, and it’s coming from all over. In the case of Netflix it’s the content owner/licensor, and in the case of China it’s obviously the government. In either case we are seeing an increase in focus to personal VPN services and also an increase in restrictions aimed at reducing their effectiveness.

Vi anbefaler, at du være meget opmærksom på din VPN tjenesteudbyder supportoplysninger, and those that find themselves with second or third tier providers may find themselves on the outside looking in. Cat-og-mus spil tendens til at tage tid og ressourcer, noget mindre virksomheder har måske ikke; which might bode well for the big guys. The drawback being the big guys can be easier to spot (tænke IP og trafik). Just look at what happened to Astrill, VyprVPN, and StrongVPN. All pay services confirmed issues in China. As of this writing, alle 3 were back up and functioning. Som vi sagde, welcome to the new cat-and-mouse. Igen, no clear victories here. Just more battles

 

 

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