Netflix testing VPN, proxy blocking tools

It appears Netflix may now be testing ways to meet the studios demands, with TorrentFreak reporting today that users of TorGuard — an anonymous proxy and VPN service — have recently encountered error messages when using Netflix stating that they had been blocked due to VPN or proxy usage. However in a statement to Engadget, the company says there are “no changes” to the way it handles users in countries where Netflix isn’t officially available. So far, Google Chrome extensions such as Hola Better Internet are still available and functional. It’s unclear if Netflix is targeting this particularly popular extension to access U.S. Netflix. – Brenton Currie, Digital Journal
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