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HOW NETFLIX DDOS’D ITSELF TO HELP PROTECT THE ENTIRE INTERNET

Netflix security engineer Scott Behrens ran a massive infrastructure test on the streaming system in front of dozens of coworkers. In the process, he brought the site down. But instead of panic or embarrassment, it was a moment of celebration. Behrens, working with cloud security engineer Jeremy Heffner and others, had successfully shown that Netflix was in fact vulnerable to ... Read More »

Inside Netflix we reveal how brain scans and bots help shows go from lens to your living room

Netflix first launched in the UK in 2012 and, along with catch-up services like BBC iPlayer and streaming rivals like Amazon Prime, has completely transformed the way we watch television. WIRED was invited along to the firm’s recent Netflix Labs Day at its Los Gatos headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley for the global release of Marvel’s Iron Fist ... Read More »

Netflix Partners With Airtel, Videocon, and Vodafone in India

HIGHLIGHTS Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is visiting India right now Netflix will now be available via Airtel and Videocon d2h set top boxes Vodafone customers will be able to pay for Netflix via carrier billing Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is visiting India right now and has announced three major partnerships in the country. With both Airtel and Videocon d2h Direct ... Read More »

Netflix Finally Adds the Ability to Download Content

HIGHLIGHTS Netflix users on iOS and Android can download content to watch offline Only select titles are available for download right now You need to be running the latest version of the Netflix app Netflix has announced you can now download select titles and watch them offline, a feature that should improve its prospects in markets like India where users ... Read More »

Twitter, Netflix Among Services Impacted by Massive Cyber-Attack; Hacker Group Claims Responsibility

HIGHLIGHTS Friday saw a massive Internet outage in the US Major websites like Twitter, Netflix, PayPal, Spotify were down for hours A hacker group called New World Hackers claimed the attack responsibility Withering cyber-attacks on server farms of a key Internet firm repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter, Netflix and PayPal across the United States ... Read More »