Creepy Crackdown On Netflix Password Sharing May Be Coming Soon

12 January, 2019, 10:11 | Author: Shawn Conner
  • The days of sharing Netflix passwords could be coming to an end

Here's bad news for people who share their Netflix and other streaming service accounts: a new software could crack down on users who share passwords with others.

Once data has been analysed, the streaming service can then decide the course of action for users believed to be sharing their passwords.

This week at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, video software provider Synamedia revealed new technology that could help put an end to account sharing.

Don't panic if you're just sharing with family and friends, as Netflix may just nudge you to upgrade to a premium account. The factors that they consider include the location of the user, the device being used, and the local time.

Software maker Synamedia said that the artificial intelligence system looks for potentially fraudulent activity.

Research quoted by Synamedia reported that younger generations are used to accessing streaming services for free and rarely become paying customers. Many casual users will be happy to pay an additional fee for a premium, shared service with a greater number of concurrent users.

Synamedia has started testing the system and in future it will offer its services to Netflix and other streaming services.

'School staff member' detained after 20 primary pupils wounded in Beijing attack
In November, five people were killed when a auto ploughed into a crowd of children outside a north-eastern Chinese nursery. In October last year, a 39-year-old woman was detained on suspicion of stabbing 14 children at a kindergarten in Chongqing.

The new system - called the Credentials Sharing Insight is now being trialed by a number of firms.

"A typical pattern would be you have a subscriber that is simultaneously watching content on the East Coast and West Coast of the US", Synamedia's CTO, Jean-Marc Racine, told The Verge.

'It's a great way to keep honest people honest while benefiting from an incremental revenue stream'.

One survey found that 26 percent of millennials use the password from someone else's account to watch shows on an online streaming service.

According to Synamedia, its system is now undergoing pilot trials at a number of undisclosed streaming firms.

The service, called Credentials Sharing Insights, uses AI, behavioral analytics and machine learning, which identifies, monitors and analyzes credentials sharing activity across streaming accounts. It is already in trials with some pay-TV operators.



Warriors ask National Basketball Association to investigate Cavs' signing, release of Patrick McCaw
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the 23-year-old is signing a one-year, $786,000 deal with the franchise. Patrick McCaw is an unrestricted free agent, and the Cleveland Cavaliers may be in trouble because of it.

Manafort accused of sharing polling data with Russian allegedly linked to Kremlin
Kilimnik is a veteran of the Russian army whom Mueller accused of having ties to Russian intelligence agencies. Manafort will not ask for a hearing regarding the prosecution's accusations , according to the filings.

HTC's new Vive Pro Eye headset features built-in eye tracking
The new Cosmos headset boasts portability, ease of use and has the potential to be even stronger than the usual gaming PCs . As for the AWS partnership, HTC said it will integrate Sumerian with Viveport for publishing VR content and applications.

China trade talks conclude on optimistic note in Beijing
The US released a statement on the meetings, alluding to at least one potential concrete commitment on the part of China . USA negotiators are also taking steps to ensure the Chinese government actually follows through on its promises.

Kelly faces new criminal investigation following dream hampton's Lifetime doc
The R&B singer is allegedly holding Joycelyn Savage against her will, according to her family, though she denies the allegations. Griggs said the Fulton County district attorney's office reached out to him on Monday seeking contact information for witnesses.

Could Fangio receptiveness to Kubiak land him Broncos job?
Fangio has been an National Football League assistant for 32 years and for 34 years overall, including two years in the old USFL. Joseph was also a first-time head coach with deep defensive roots, but he lacked the lengthy resume Fangio brings.

Apple Updates AirPlay 2 Page with Upcoming TV Features Including Siri Control
Samsung's new display tech joins the company's new monitors lineup aimed at workplaces and gaming enthusiasts. Individuals screens could be combined to create massive displays, which the company calls The Wall TV.

London's Heathrow airport cancels flights after drone sighting
The west London hub apologised for any disruption caused to passengers after flights were suspended for around an hour on Tuesday. Just before 6pm local-time, a spokesman for Heathrow Airport said they had stopped departures as a precautionary measure.

Golden Globes Fiji Water Girl Photobombs Countless Red Carpet Photos
A model stationed on the Golden Globes' red carpet with a tray of water bottles became the unexpected star of the night. Kelleth Cuthbert is a Los Angeles-based model with a social work degree, who has been featured in Maxim .

Roger Federer win cancelled out by Angelique Kerber in Hopman Cup final
However, the event is widely tipped to be scrapped to make way for the new ATP World Team Cup, which will start next year. Federer gave Switzerland a 1-0 lead in the tie with a 6-4 6-2 win over world No.4 Alexander Zverev on Saturday.