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VPN.com Puts Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on Notice About Security Risks & VPN Ban

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ATLANTA and SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VPN.com CEO, Michael Gargiulo, is taking the fight to Netflix, Inc. CEO, Reed Hastings, on behalf of 120 million Netflix subscribers worldwide who cannot securely access the service with a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

"I wrote this letter because Netflix subscribers are unable to securely connect to the platform they're paying to access," explains Gargiulo. "This comes after Netflix decided to ban VPN connectivity to its platform altogether in 2016, citing copyright concerns from content providers like Sony Corporation, 21st Century Fox, Inc. and NBCUniversal, Inc."

Currently, the VPN ban at Netflix forces users to choose between their online security and entertainment. With a large portion of customers connecting via public WiFi-including any of the estimated 500 million hotpots found in coffee shops, airports and hotels worldwide-the liability is omnipresent. 

"This is a huge problem for Netflix that is coming to a head," Gargiulo adds. "Hackers who prey on WiFi users know Netflix customers cannot use a VPN, making them perfect targets. Forcing users to disable fully encrypted internet access to use a premium service will result in large-scale security vulnerabilities for any company and their customers over the next decade."

Netflix restricts certain content by region and country. The U.S. version currently hosts the largest streaming catalog, which is why many overseas customers have relied on VPNs to access the same content that U.S. subscribers already enjoy. In a move to curb this "unauthorized usage" by paying customers, Netflix has banned VPN access outright. The fallout is proving to be disastrous.

"Netflix can modernize its policies and still preserve lucrative licensing arrangements while promoting new lines of revenue for shareholders and content providers," Gargiulo says. "Most importantly, it would allow its customers to securely connect to the premium service they're paying for." 

The ongoing battle between Netflix and the VPN community last erupted in late 2016, when more than 50,000 Netflix subscribers signed an OpenMedia petition asking the company to reconsider their security policies.

Hastings responded to the VPN community in a Wired Magazine interview by stating: "It's a very small but quite vocal minority. It's really inconsequential to us."

Gargiulo has addressed these concerns along with offering three viable solutions in VPN.com's Open Letter to Netflix Founder Reed Hastings.

For media inquiries, please email: pr@vpn.com

To report an organization that has banned VPN access, please email: banned@vpn.com 

About VPN.com

VPN.com is the worldwide leader in VPN research and statistics. The company has collected 188,000 data points across 900 VPN providers, giving people the only way to quickly review and compare hundreds of VPN providers at once. Through transparent research, extensive testing and visitors who share its work, VPN.com can help 100 million people find their VPN by 2022.

Find your VPN today at: https://www.vpn.com

Read VPN.com's Full Open Letter to Reed Hastings Here: https://www.vpn.com/netflix




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Source: VPN.com via Globenewswire

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