New software can track shared Netflix accounts


Lots of people are comfortable sharing their Netflix and other streaming service passwords with others.

But new software unveiled at the Computer Electronics Show in Las Vegas could crack down on such account sharing.

Software maker Synamedia says the artificial intelligence system looks for potentially fraudulent activity.

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When it find it, in some cases it would ask you to upgrade to a premium account that includes sharing.

If passwords are being sold through for-profit operations, accounts could be shut down.

The company points to research that about one in four millennials give other people their credentials from video streaming services.