Unblocking the geoblocking: Australia's love affair with VPNs

Until recently, VPNs were used mostly for business purposes and by tech-savvy geeks but their appeal is growing exponentially.

In recent months there have been many reports of Australians covertly signing up for the US streaming service Netflix, using fake postcodes and software workarounds to fool its geo-blocking system.

One industry-commissioned study estimates that up to 200,000 Australians have subscribed to the service in this way.

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