Netflix has a problem. The video streaming service is required to license TV shows and movies for every country they do business in. That's a tall order. Netflix is a global entertainment provider. Netflix reduces their costs by only licensing certain entertainment in the country where it's most likely to be profitable. When you sign into your Netflix account, the company knows where you're located by your IP address. It automatically delivers only the content you're allowed to see in your area. That led to a certain amount of frustration with users in one country who would like to watch the same programs as viewers just over a dotted line on the map. Pretty much anything that's available on the Internet... --..
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The McKinnon Hack
On 15 December 2009, a photograph was taken of Janis Sharp, the mother of Gary McKinnon, and the Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, outside the Home Office in Westminster. They were there to protest against the extradition of McKinnon, aged 44, to the US on charges of computer fraud. Eight years earlier McKinnon, an Asperger's syndrome sufferer, had hacked repeatedly into Pentagon and NASA networks. [caption id="attachment_2150" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Gary McKinnon, photo from www.theguardian.com[/caption] Opposition made adopting principled positions simpler. Clegg also stated that his personal view on the case remained unchanged - McKinnon should ideally be tried in a British court. In 2001, McKinnon was living with his girlfriend, Tamsin, in a flat in north London. He was, says... --..
Brit Who Hacked US Gov’t Fights His Extradition
December 15 2009, a picture was taken of Janis Sharp, Gary McKinnon's mother, along with the Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg outside the Home Office in Westminster. The two were there to protest against the extradition of McKinnon to the US on charges of computer fraud. Eight years earlier, McKinnon had hacked into Pentagon and Nasa networks repeatedly using the name "Solo." [caption id="attachment_2309" align="aligncenter" width="640"] picture via The Daily Record[/caption] McKinnon sufferes from Asperger's Syndrome and was living with his girlfriend in 2001 in a flat in north London. He was suffering through a bout of depression being without a regular job, and he spent most of his time alone in a room on his computer. Upon... --..
Iranian Military Group Hacks US Espionage Sites
Fars News Agency, a semi-official Iranian news network reported Sunday that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps recently breached the security and hacked into 29 websites, all of which are affiliated with US espionage networks. They stated, "The hacked websites acted against Iran's national security under the cover of human rights activities." It did not disclose any details of the attacks. The 29 websites involved were identified in a statement released on a website operated by the Revolutionary Guards. The Internet has been used by Iranian opposition groups before, specifically by those who contested the results of last year's elections there in order to organize demonstrations and share information about protests and arrests. The Revolutionary Guards are a... --..
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