It Just Got A Lot Harder To Watch Netflix Abroad

Photo: Via Netflix.
We have some bad news for anyone who doesn't live in the United States. And no, it has nothing to do with the availability of the McRib.
As anyone who's lived or traveled abroad can attest, Netflix's lineup differs based on what country you're in. For example, unlike their neighbors to the south, Canadians have been unable to sink their teeth into the dystopian British series Black Mirror, which just became available on Netflix.
However, many savvy users have long relied on digital loopholes called VPNs (virtual private networks) to access American Netflix.
Well, not anymore.
According to TorrentFreak, Netflix has started blocking users who try and access their content via these backchannels, while popular VPN services have seen a rise in errors.
Netflix has denied any change in how they handle VPNs, which means the source of the spike in errors is currently unknown.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go watch episode one of Black Mirror. My flight from Toronto to Buffalo leaves in ten minutes. (The Verge)

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