PayPal backs Netflix’s fight against VPNs

PayPal has reportedly stopped processing payments to at least one virtual private network (VPN) in a move likely to help Netflix clamp down on proxy access to the SVoD service. In a statement published on its blog last week, Canadian VPN UnoTelly claimed that PayPal has “severed payment processing agreement unilaterally and without prior warning.” […]

Netflix clamps down on proxy access

Netflix is clamping down on VPN users, claiming that in the coming weeks people using proxies and unblockers will only be able to access the service in the country they are in. In a post on the Netflix blog, the company’s vice president of content delivery architecture, David Fullagar, said that Netflix is working to […]

VPN firm accuses BBC of ‘nuke approach’ to iPlayer blocking

Anonymous virtual private network (VPN) provider, TorGuard, has accused the BBC of taking a “‘nuke’ approach” towards blocking its users from accessing the iPlayer. In a company blog post, TorGuard said the BBC is now blocking its VPN users from viewing iPlayer content – whether they are in the UK or abroad. “People trying to access […]

Netflix begins crackdown on international VPN users

On-demand site Netflix has reportedly begun cracking down on consumers using VPN services to access its US programming line-up, according to a report. The crackdown has been denied by Netflix, according to TorrentFreak, a file-sharing news website. Netflix reportedly said its VPN policy has not changed. TorrentFreak reported the development follows pressure from the US […]

Hulu steps up effort to block international users

Hulu has ramped up efforts to stop broadband users outside of the US accessing its service. The US streaming service already geo blocks non-US users, but many have been able to access the service using a virtual private network (VPN) to hide their location. Hulu, which is owned by a group of US majors, has […]