Netizens Request Netflix To Reassess Its Decision

  • Saad Qureshi
  • May-16-2016

Around 47,000 netizens have united and demanded Netflix to reassess its decision about blocking subscribers with privacy tools. Recently, OpenMedia (a community-based organization) along with 47,000 privacy conscious folks have requested Netflix to refrain from blocking its paid subscribers who use pro-privacy tools including VPN. But different media giants are pushing Netflix to step upon users data privacy and revert into Cable TV 2.0.

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Netflix has stated that VPN users are small but quite vocal minority when in reality VPN users do not come under minority. The pro-privacy tool VPN is the best accessible tool at the moment which protects a user against malicious cyber threats, state-sponsored surveillance and identity theft. Without a VPN, user’s data privacy is at stake.

ISPs in countries with no net neutrality regulations throttle the video streaming of users. Moreover, snoopers, intruders and cyber-goons are keenly looking to target users with no privacy protection tools.

  • According to Global News, the 2 out of 3 VPN users do not use VPN for accessing Netflix.
  • If Netflix gives up to media giants, users will be pushed to use illegal alternatives.
  • Netflix has stepped up to solve the problem and launched its original content in all countries where Netflix is available.
  • According to, an average subscriber spends two hours on Netflix daily.
  • The moment a user decides to protect his privacy while using Netflix, his access is immediately blocked.


Saad Qureshi

Saad Qureshi


Saad Qureshi's Biography :

Saad is a privacy advocate by day and a Dota 2 player by night. He loves to share his knowledge, experience, and insights about internet freedom and online privacy. When he is not busy blogging about the latest trend in the tech world, he is engaged in killing noobs on Dota.