Netflix ak Lachin Krak desann sou vpn Sèvi ak?

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Yon koup la atik nouvèl kenbe je nou an nan mwa ki sot pase yo, both involving VPN’s. The first is news that Netflix te mande yo entèdi vpn itilize of their service by individuals using to get around regional content locking. The second is an ogmante nan restriksyon ki afekte vpn itilizatè nan Lachin. 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, ak chak ane, itilizatè ki gade teknoloji boujonnen moute (epi pou yo jwenn koupe desann) 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, ak yon gwo itilizatè anpil nan Netflix…this could be catastrophic. TorrentFreak picked up this story in the Fall of 2014, ak yon pakèt moun plòg nouvèl kouri ak li ki gen ladan Forbes. In the months following the news, Netflix bay yon deklarasyon li di bri kap kouri yo te pa vre, ak yo te gen okenn plan yo entèdi itilizatè vpn from accessing the service. But if you read their statements carefully, ou ka wè ke Netflix pran aksyon kont vpn nan, per its policy and contracts with the content owners. Sepandan, yo pa te eskize nenpòt ki “efò espesyal” 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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Oke pou kòmansè, ou ka pran yon gade nan kèk done yo wè ke Netflix a pa pral kareman entèdi nenpòt lè vpn nan byento. They can’t, they have too many users who fall into the category. According to internet data analytics firm, GlobalWebIndex, Netflix gen yon bagay tankou 30 Milyon itilizatè yo lòt bò dlo, virtually all of them using a VPN of some sort to connect. By their estimates, 20 Milyon dola nan la 30 Milyon se andedan Lachin ak evidamman andeyò limit rejyonal yo nan kontra Netflix ak mèt pwopriyete medya (tankou Foxtel, pou egzanp). While this is welcome news, ak yon endikasyon ke Netflix pral gen yo aji ak anpil atansyon si li vle prezève itilizatè baz li yo peye, it is not a silver bullet. Speaking of China

VPN Cat and Mouse Games

Epitou en nouvo defi yo fè fas a sèvis vpn pèsonèl se yon mouvman ki sot pase pa Lachin ogmante restriksyon sou yo “Great Firewall”. In January of this year, medya nouvèl te buz ak anons ke Lachin te koupe anpil sèvis vpn popilè tankou 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. Toujou, li sanble moman difisil devan yo.

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.

Nou rekòmande ou peye fèmen atansyon sou enfòmasyon sèvis sipò founisè vpn ou, and those that find themselves with second or third tier providers may find themselves on the outside looking in. Jwèt Cat-ak-sourit gen tandans pran tan ak resous, yon bagay ki pi piti konpayi ka pa gen; which might bode well for the big guys. The drawback being the big guys can be easier to spot (panse IP ak trafik). Just look at what happened to Astrill, VyprVPN, and StrongVPN. All pay services confirmed issues in China. As of this writing, tout 3 were back up and functioning. Tankou nou te di, welcome to the new cat-and-mouse. Yon lòt fwa ankò, no clear victories here. Just more battles

 

 

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