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    Security And CNN

    In the latest Windows Secrets newsletter dated today, 5 February 2009, is this story about CNN:

    Watch a live video, share your PC with CNN

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    Re: Security And CNN

    Just great. <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15>

    I watched part of it in live streaming video from the Swedish television; they do not try such tricks (AFAIK). Not that I have a cap in any direction, but the accumulated used bandwidth is a lesser problem. Security and the last years "cost-shifting" are bigger.

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    [quote name='bigaldoc' post='757266' date='05-Feb-09 10:41']In the latest Windows Secrets newsletter dated today, 5 February 2009, is this story about CNN:

    Watch a live video, share your PC with CNN[/quote]


    As I told Brian Livingston via the Windows Secrets Comments Link, this is not good news for the future of interactive IPTV. Or Webcasting. Have you ever tried to watch a TV show at one of the Hulu-type sites? They make you strip down almost to your skivvies in terms of secruity allowances. And Flash Player 10 actually allows the place you are watching to activate your webcam and microphone and watch you as you are watching them. Windows Secrets recently published an article on how to stop these privacy invasions, but you cannot watch shows at ABC-TV's web site without allowing these attrocities.

    As for the CNN P2P opt-in, ISPs probably have a legitimate case if they want to sue CNN and its P2P partner for Theft of Services or some other civil matter. I hope they do so.

    Just another case of where there seems to be no free lunch, eh?
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    [quote name='bobprimak' post='761190' date='24-Feb-09 14:55']And Flash Player 10 actually allows the place you are watching to activate your webcam and microphone and watch you as you are watching them.[/quote]
    That can be disabled. See Adobe - Flash Player : Settings Manager - Global Privacy Settings Panel.

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    [quote name='jscher2000' post='761271' date='24-Feb-09 19:26']That can be disabled. See Adobe - Flash Player : Settings Manager - Global Privacy Settings Panel.[/quote]


    Yes, but then you cannot use the Network TV Players. Not a good omen for interactive IPTV, eh?
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