It’s a new year and to welcome 2016 with a bang, Netflix is releasing new movies and TV series to entertain viewers with great shows. Here are what’s in store for viewers for the month of January 2016. This list include shows that will become available worldwide regardless of the Netflix channel. Regional Netflix channels Read More
Almost one in three Europeans say they would like to be able to use their streaming and online services cross border, according to a new survey from the EU’s Digital Agenda for Europe.
The European Commission is considering a formal competition inquiry into geo-blocking in Europe that would make services like Netflix accessible regardless of country. Margrethe Vestager, European Competition Commissioner, said that it was not acceptable that European customers cannot access the content they are already paying for when they visit other countries. This goes against the Read More
A police official in the United Arab Emirates has said that the use of VPNs is punishable under the law as it alters your Internet connection.
The vice president of the EU’s digital single market initiative believes that geo-blocking should be a thing of the past.
According to new reports, authorities have raided another corner of the Tor network. Sometime last week, privacy advocate and node operator Thomas White took to his Twitter account to warn his loyal followers that his exit relay on the anonymizing router network Tor had been infiltrated and taken down by an unknown group of law Read More
Venezuelan Internet users not only have to contend with generally slower speeds but Reporters Without Borders reports that there are growing censorship practices in Venezuela online despite positive reports from the OpenNet Initiative.
The Hewlett Foundation is to pump $45m into cyber security research at three major universities – MIT, Stanford, and UC Buckley. The grant is aimed at establishing new major academic research centers. Hewlett is hoping to create a “marketplace for ideas” by addressing the growing issues surrounding online security globally. Each university is receiving $15m. Read More
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit for Internet freedom, has named Cindy Cohn as its new executive director who will take up the post in April, leaving her role as legal director. Cohn will replace Shari Steele, who has been with the EFF for over 20 years. Intellectual property director Corynne McSherry will take Read More
Hungary will ditch its plans to introduce an ‘Internet tax’ after thousands took to the streets in protest. The proposal would have seen taxes levied against each gigabyte of data transferred and was fiercely condemned by citizens and opposition parties. The fee would have taxed each gigabyte at 150 forints, or €0.50 or $0.60 and Read More