Link Tank: Netflix to Crack Down on Password Sharing

Netflix and password sharing, David Bowie's Diamond Dogs, House of the Dragon, and more in today's Link Tank!


Netflix is looking to crack down on password sharing with a new feature that will require you to re-verify your account access.

“The days of hanging onto your ex’s Netflix password long after you have broken up may soon be over. According to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is trying to curb the long-held tradition of password sharing with a new feature that will catch people in the act.”

Read more at Thrillist.

David Bowie’s 1974 album Diamond Dogs was reportedly supposed to be a full-fledge musical of George Orwell’s 1984.

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“The track list for David Bowie’s 1974 album Diamond Dogs offers a couple obvious clues about one source of inspiration: song titles include both ‘1984’ and ‘Big Brother.’ But Bowie didn’t just want to use themes from George Orwell’s 1984 on the record. As Open Culture reports, he initially hoped to turn the 1949 dystopian classic into a full-fledged musical of its own.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

One of House of the Dragon‘s lead actresses shares that the Game of Thrones spinoff won’t have “egregious” violence towards women.

“Olivia Cooke will be playing Alicent Hightower in the upcoming Game of Thrones spinoff series House of the Dragon, and she has shared that this upcoming series won’t have the same graphic violence towards women for no reason that was part of the previous series.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

From Batman Begins to I Care a Lot, here are the most watched movies on Netflix this week for your to-watch list.

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“It used to be finding a movie to watch at the rental store was a chore. Now there are services like that can tell you in an instant where to find the film (and TV shows) you might have an interest in streaming. With 4 million-plus users searching each week for new films, Reelgood extrapolates those queries into a list of the top movies of the week on Netflix.”

Read more at PCMag.

Astronomers may have discovered an earth-like exoplanet that had generated a second atmosphere—something scientists previously thought to be impossible.

“Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, the astronomers behind the discovery spotted the Earth-sized, rocky exoplanet GJ 1132 b and found compelling evidence that the exoplanet had an atmosphere — a necessity for life to thrive — but there was something strange about it. Essentially, GJ 1132 b’s atmosphere as we see it now was not the planet’s original.”

Read more at Inverse.

The creator of WandaVision explains why White Vision and Wanda Maximoff did not care for each other in the series finale.

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“Were you wondering why, after the magically created Vision (Paul Bettany) imparted his memories into his doppelganger, the White Vision didn’t run into the arms of the Scarlet Witch? Or why Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) didn’t immediately start hunting for her husband 2.0 in the WandaVision finale?”

Read more at Gizmodo.