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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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Netflix Cracks Down on VPN and Proxy “Pirates”

Over the past weeks Netflix has started to take action against people who use certain circumvention tools. The Android application started to force Google DNS which now makes it harder to use DNS based location unblockers, and several VPN IP-ranges were targeted as well. Thus far the actions are limited in scope, so not all VPN users may experience problems just yet. However, TorGuard is one of the VPN providers which noticed a surge in access problems by its users, starting mid-December. – Ernesto,TorrentFreak 
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Hulu Streaming: How To Evade The Ban On VPNs And Continue Watching Online TV

The most popular way to get around the prohibition, if conversations on the Hacker News are any indication, is to enlist in any of the trusted but little known VPN services that charge anywhere from $5 to $12 and have avoided Hulu’s gaze. These so-called dedicated IP addresses give a user an exclusive fixed IP inside the US and are often available via an add-on to someone’s VPN subscription. While TorGuard and OpenVPN have reportedly been able to stay ahead of the curve for this purpose for months, users also described finding success with simple browser extensions like Media Hint and Hola Unblocker. – Jeff Stone, International Business Times http://ift.tt/1so54v1

CashU Payment Method Starts Banning VPN Services

Payment services are increasingly taking action against VPN providers, and as of today CASHU can be added to the list. CashU is a popular payment service in the Middle East and North Africa, where it’s the leading alternative to credit cards. Thousands of merchants accept CashU payments including many VPN providers who are quite popular in the region. […] VPN provider TorGuard was informed about the new policy after their application was turned down. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak http://ift.tt/Vw9tRN