Netflix e China Crack Down on VPN Use?

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Um casal de notícias têm chamaram a nossa atenção em relação ao mês passado, both involving VPN’s. The first is news that Netflix tem sido solicitado para proibir o uso de VPN of their service by individuals using to get around regional content locking. The second is an aumentar em restrições que afectam os usuários VPN dentro China. 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, e cada ano, usuários estão assistindo tecnologia brotar (e se cortada) 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, e um grande número de usuários da Netflix…this could be catastrophic. TorrentFreak picked up this story in the Fall of 2014, e um grupo de agências de notícias correu com ela, incluindo Forbes. In the months following the news, Netflix emitiu um comunicado dizendo que os rumores não eram verdadeiras, e que não tinham planos para banir usuários VPN from accessing the service. But if you read their statements carefully, você pode ver que a Netflix não tomar medidas contra VPN de, per its policy and contracts with the content owners. No entanto, eles não efetuaram qualquer tipo de “esforço especial” 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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Bom para começar, você pode dar uma olhada em alguns dados para ver que Netflix não vai proibição total a qualquer hora do VPN em breve. They can’t, they have too many users who fall into the category. According to internet data analytics firm, GlobalWebIndex, Netflix tem algo como 30 Milhões de usuários no exterior, virtually all of them using a VPN of some sort to connect. By their estimates, 20 Million da 30 Milhões estão dentro China e, obviamente, fora dos limites regionais de contratos Netflix com donos da mídia (como Foxtel, por exemplo). While this is welcome news, e uma indicação de que a Netflix terá que agir com cuidado se quiser preservar a sua base de usuários pagando, it is not a silver bullet. Speaking of China

VPN Cat and Mouse Games

Também com destaque para os novos desafios que os serviços de VPN pessoal é um movimento recente da China para aumentar as restrições à sua “Great Firewall”. In January of this year, mídia foi cheia de anúncios que a China havia cortado muitos serviços de VPN populares, como 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. Ainda, parece que tempos difíceis pela frente.

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.

Nós recomendamos que você preste muita atenção à sua VPN informações de suporte prestador de serviços, and those that find themselves with second or third tier providers may find themselves on the outside looking in. Jogos de gato-e-rato tendem a ter tempo e recursos, algo que as pequenas empresas não podem ter; which might bode well for the big guys. The drawback being the big guys can be easier to spot (acho que o tráfego IP e). Just look at what happened to Astrill, VyprVPN, and StrongVPN. All pay services confirmed issues in China. As of this writing, tudo 3 were back up and functioning. Como dissemos, welcome to the new cat-and-mouse. Mais uma vez, no clear victories here. Just more battles

 

 

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