How to Spot the Netflix Email Scam

A new phishing email scam is targeting millions of Netflix subscribers. The email scam is designed to trick Netflix users into thinking their accounts are in danger of suspension, which means that any subscribers worried about having their latest Stranger Things binge interrupted could be in danger of falling prey to a scheme seeking their personal and credit card information. According to Deadline, the new […]

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Netflix’s Journey From Mail-Order to World Leader

In just a decade, Netflix has grown from a video service with seven million U.S. subscribers to one that reaches 93 million people worldwide. Its growth and ability to break into well-established industries—first video rental, now television and film—is a rare accomplishment. In my book “Portals: A Treatise on Internet-Distributed Television,” I explore how Netflix and other internet-distributed video services forced the existing […]

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Sharing Netflix and HBO passwords is now a federal crime, but here’s why not to worry

Though sharing passwords is now technically a federal crime, companies like Netflix Inc. and HBO are still all but shrugging off friends, family and significant others using each other’s accounts. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that sharing online passwords is a crime prosecutable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. In Judge Stephen Reinhardt’s dissenting […]

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Comcast will add Netflix to latest set-top boxes

Comcast Corp. subscribers will soon be able to watch Netflix through the cable giant’s latest cable boxes, uniting the two companies in their pursuit of more customers after years of contentious disputes. Following years of on-and-off discussions, the two companies reached an agreement for Comcast  to incorporate Netflix  onto its next-generation X1 set-top box. The companies confirmed the accord in […]

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