The days of using your friend's password for their Netflix account may be coming to an end.

What Is Happening?

Yesterday, Netflix announced that they are sampling different methods of enabling members who share "outside their household to do so easily and securely, while also paying a bit more."

In other words, they don't want other people outside of your household to use your account!

(Haters)

Trial Run In Other Countries

A statement released from the popular streaming service says that in the next two weeks the company will test features for people in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru called "Add An Extra Member" and "Transfer Profile To A New Account".

According to the press release, "The Add and Extra Member" feature enables members to add sub members to their accounts for an extra fee. Sub members will have their own unique profile and password.

My question is what if I don't pay my bill for my Netflix subscription? Will that knock my sub-member out of commission?

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The Transfer Profile To A New Account Feature will basically enable people who share their account to transfer profile information to a new account, keeping the viewing history, My List, and personalized recommendations.

By The Way, They've Cracked Down On VPN Users Too

You used to be able to use your VPN to log into Netflix as if you were in another country and watch things only available there. Guess what - you can't do that anymore! But their crackdown actually punished people who weren't even using VPNs.

My Opinion

So the people in Peru, Costa Rica, and Chile are the "guinea pigs", and I'm paying attention to the wording in the release, they will "be working to understand the utility of these two features for members in these three countries before making changes anywhere else in the world".

Which means it's coming.

This, in my opinion, is Netflix's way of trying to make more money.

And I understand!

If they keep operating as a major movie studio, our monthly subscriptions will go up to cover production costs.

So basically we're trapped. It's not like most of us are going to cancel our subscriptions.

You got us good, Netflix!

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Have You Had Any Of This Recalled Beef Jerky?

If you had beef jerky recently, or have a supply of jerky in your home you may want to trash it.

What’s Going On?

The USDA (Department of Agriculture) is putting out a recall on beef jerky products.
Last week, Boyd Specialties LLC, recalled over 1600 pounds of ready-to-eat jerky products that may be contaminated with listeria.

According to the announcement, there have been no confirmed reports of reactions due to the jerky and if anyone is concerned about an illness they should contact their healthcare provider.

The Food Service And Inspection Service suggests that if beef jerky is in your pantry or cabinets, it should be also thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

What is Listeria, And What Are The Effects Of It?

According to the announcement, listeria infection can be deadly to people with weakened immune systems, it also spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract.
It has been known to cause complications during pregnancy such as miscarriage, premature delivery, and life-threatening infections to the newborn,
Reportedly, it can also cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal symptoms.

Is There A Cure, Can Listeriosis Be Treated?

According to the USDA announcement, Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics.

I know there are a lot of Texans who enjoy beef jerky and flavored beef jerky.
If I were you, I would take the advice of the United States Department Of Agriculture and wait to purchase jerky until there's an update.

Here are a list of jerky being recalled:

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