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EU Commission may make geo-blocking invalid in Europe

As much as digital streaming companies like Netflix and Amazon have offered us more content in the past few years than has ever been so easily accessible before, one major frustration remains: geo-blocking. However in the future we may all have the same content available, as the European Commission (EUC) …

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Plusnet issues apology over customer DNS downing

If you’re broadband is provided by Plusnet and you’ve been suffering from problematic internet connectivity over the past 24 hours, it’s not your fault. The ISP has apologised for customers over a DNS issue that left many unable to access certain websites and online services, which forced some to use alternative …

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Norwegian Pirate Party opens Pirate Bay DNS workaround

It was a sad day when the British Pirate party, PPUK, announced that it would have to close its Pirate Bay proxy site over fear of legal action from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), as the party truly believed that by averting censorship it was doing the right thing. That seems …

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Spanish evade latest Pirate Bay block

Blocking torrent search site The Pirate Bay seems almost par for the course at this point. If your government and ISPs haven’t been lobbied into doing so, what are you waiting for, it’s all the rage. Still, it doesn’t appear to be very effective, as after just a few hours …

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Media groups want VPNs banned from Netflix

If you use a virtual private network (VPN) to access another country’s version of Netflix, then you could soon be out of luck, as major media lobby groups and movie studios are now pushing for Netflix to figure out a way to ban the practice from being able to access …

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Gabe Newell denies Valve collecting browser data

The past 48 hours have been a hotbed of roiling trust issues over in the Reddit Steam community, as one user claimed to have proof that Valve’s anti-cheating software, VAC, was sending browsing history data back to Valve servers and effectively tracking all Steam gamers. However, now Gabe Newell, Valve’s …

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