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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How Encryption Can Avoid the Need for Home Computer Service
Do you think you've never used technology so advanced that it needed computer security like encryption? Think again! When you withdraw money from an ATM, use a clicker key to unlock a car, buy something online, or placed a call on a cellphone, you have used encryption technology. Encryption is a security tactic that uses an algorithm to encode plain text into something that would be undecipherable to a malicious hacker trying to intercept data in transit or attempting to access your data at rest. You can do it yourself and save potential time and money in home computer service...
A Quick Encryption Glossary:Algorithm – A set of rules to instruct a computer... --
Learning to Love Metadata
Everyone talks about Metadata and privacy issues. There has been so much scary talk about metadata, that Knut A. Technogeek woke up in a cold sweat from a terrible nightmare: NSA agents had thrown him into a pit of cyberspace, and he fell and fell and fell, passing all these bits and bytes of information that he could not grab hold of. He realized that he needed to learn more about metadata, if he wanted to avoid a repeat visit of the nightmare...
What Is Metadata?Knut quickly learned that there is nothing inherently scary about metadata. He had worried that he might need to contact a Los Angeles computer repair expert.... --
Facebook’s New Privacy Means Meeting Mark Zuckerberg
This past year has been riddled with mistakes for Facebook, most of them having to do with policy changes the site's users disagree with, but the company has managed to squeezo one more, especially embarassing one in at the very last. As a result of a new policy that by default makes users' profiles, photos and friends lists completely available on the web and viewable by anyone, approximately 300 personal photos of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg became publicly available. According the the new privacy controls, all user profiles are exposed to the web unless users are proactive about limiting such access. These kinds of mix ups strongly suggest that user concerns about the new settings are justified. Mark Zuckerberg's... --..
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