For many years, it was easy for Netflix customers anywhere in the world to watch all of the streaming service’s content. If they were traveling or living in a country where the content they wanted to watch was “blocked,” all they had to do was use a VPN (virtual private network) service which made it appear they were accessing Netflix from an allowed location. Customers in America could do the same thing if, for example, they were on a break at work but their company’s network wouldn’t let them access Netflix.
You probably know someone who won’t do any of their banking or shopping online for fear that their personal information will be stolen. You may also know someone who is very careful choosing the websites they visit or refuses to use public WiFi networks, because they’re convinced that their movements and activities can be easily compromised and used against them by hackers, criminals or the government. Those often-valid concerns may be yours as well.