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Reddit kicks off live broadcasts from users

The Reddit Public Access Network (RPAN) runs from 9 am to 5 pm PT through Friday, 23 Aug. Viewers will vote to determine the top broadcast.

Reddit said the effort is a trial to see if the user-generated content idea is a viable going forward. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2Zlxewi

Popcorn Time Fork Goes Dark After MPAA Hounds Developers

[M]ost recently a new group of developers launched a Popcorn Time Community Edition (PTCE). The people behind PTCE began their work with a fully operational fix for the .io fork which was circulated on Reddit. Later they also added their own fork and a dedicated website at Popcorntime.ml. […] The MPAA pressure shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering the lawsuit against the developers of the popular .io fork. Also, two PTCE developers had to quit the project last month after they were targeted by Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak

Beware: Netflix can cancel your service if you watch it via a VPN

Eagle-eyed Redditor CrypticCraig recently noticed that Netflix’s terms of service now state that it “may terminate or restrict your use of our service, without compensation or notice if you are, or if we suspect that you are… engaged in illegal or improper use of the service.” […] That said, just because Netflix has the right to cancel your service if you use it via a VPN, that doesn’t mean it will do so. This could just be a way for Netflix to cover its own legal bases and please movie and TV studios, even though it has no intention of actually cancelling users’ services for VPN use. – Brad Reed, BGR

The Pirate Bay Is an FBI Honeypot: a Disconcertingly Plausible Conspiracy Theory

The Pirate Bay truther movement doesn’t really have any hard facts or any suggestions as to who could actually be running the torrent site, but theorize that the FBI or other government agency (either in the US or Sweden) could have brought the site back online as a honeypot, or fake site meant to entrap criminals. In any case, something “feels off” to many Twitter users and some reddit users. […] It’s worth noting that The Anonymous Message is quite controversial and that its Twitter account often serves mainly to promote itself with hacking and raiding campaigns that have been underwhelming. – Jason Koebler, MOTHERBOARD
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Two Comcast customers nearly go insane fighting thousands in bogus fees

The first story comes to us via Consumerist.com and it involves a Comcast customer in Tennessee who moved to a new address that was just an hour away from his old place and who was told by Comcast that it would be able to deliver service to the new address. When it turned out that Comcast wasn’t actually able to service the new address, however, the company hit the man with $2,789 in fees for supposedly breaking his service agreement despite the fact that he didn’t actually cancel his service. […] The good news is that once the man got his local news station involved, Comcast agreed to waive the fees because there were extenuating circumstances, a.k.a., its representatives told the customer that they could deliver him service when in reality they couldn’t. 

The second story is actually one that we first heard about earlier this year. Comcast customer Dann Furia was hit with $360 in fees for unreturned equipment despite the fact that he had actually returned the equipment and had a receipt to prove it. Despite making multiple calls to the company and being told numerous times the bogus charges were being dropped from his account, they remained there until his story finally went viral on reddit, which was enough to get Comcast’s attention and actually fix his problem. – Brad Reed,BGR

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Netflix and Reddit Join the ‘Internet Slowdown’ Protest to Save Net Neutrality

Wednesday’s scheduled internet slowdown, a protest designed to show consumers what life without net neutrality rules would be like, is getting some real momentum behind it: Netflix just agreed to show all of its users a perpetual “loading” icon, making it the biggest company to sign on, according to an emailed press release from the protest’s organizers. – Jason Koebler,MOTHERBOARD
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The hidden commands for diagnosing and improving your Netflix streaming quality

The quality and connection speed of Netflix streams has been a popular topic lately, as the company has signed deals with some major internet providers to have a more direct connection to their customers. Netflix users may often feel like the quality of their video streams is out of their control—and, for the most part, it is—but thanks to a few clever Redditors, you can now do some simple quality control yourself. – Adam Epstein,Quartz
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What’s the deal with ‘Seinfeld’ coming to Netflix?

Jerry Seinfeld has confirmed that he is in talks to bring his iconic comedy series Seinfeld to Netflix. Speaking in an AMA question and answer session on Reddit, the comedian replied “conversations are presently taking place” when asked if the hit show, created by Seinfeld himself and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David, would be brought to the streaming service. – Rich McCormick,The Verge