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Ganoncrotch said:
Peh said:

Netflix is logging your whole activity. Meaning IP-address / device and the time of course. I don't know the exact data which Netflix is aquiring from your device, but it's not difficult to get your hardware ID you are using when logging in with your mobile device. So, while your IP-address is changing, your hardware ID stays the same. Thus, they are aware of you being the user of that mobile device. 

My IP-address changes each 24 hours, or when I reconnect to my provider. But try to explain two or more Smart TV's which are actually stationary with each having a different IP-address streaming Netflix at the same time. All that stuff is being logged. You can also verify this on your own for the last 60 days.

This post should have ended at the bolded.

You are talking absolute tin foil hat levels of "well you could do X and Y so maybe they are doing it" Like I said, the post and your whole thoughts in this thread are based on a small amount of networking/PC hardware knowledge and the sort of paranoia you find in a VPN commercial.

Even if Netflix is using magic to determine the device I use for streaming, doesn't mean it's not receiving the data from my device in order to determine from where I stream. The actual details are not important for the argument. 


Digital Identities are created by combining the following key intelligence:


  • Device profiling – Device identification, device health and application integrity, as well as detection of location cloaking or spoofing, (proxies, VPNs and the TOR browser).

  • Threat intelligence – Harnessing point-in-time detection of malware, Remote Access Trojans (RATs), automated bot attacks, session hijacking and phished accounts, then combining with global threat information such as known fraudsters and botnet participation.

  • Identity Data – Incorporating anonymized, non-regulated personal information such as user name, email address and more.

  • Behavior analytics – Defining a pattern of trusted user behavior by combining identity and transactional metadata with device identifiers, connection and location characteristics. Every transaction can be analyzed in the context of this behavior pattern and historic context globally.

Netflix is not stupid, don't act like it is. 


 I'll keep my tin foil hat on. Thanks for your concern. Have fun with your account sharing. 

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