Netflix

Consider this your warning: there's a new software aimed at cracking down on people sharing their passwords for streaming services.

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

But new software introduced at the 2019 Consumer Electronic Show could crack down on such account sharing.

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

When it finds 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.

While Netflix offers the ability to share with others, it is believed that standard is abused and log-in information is being shared with more than makes financial sense for the company.

A synamedia spokesman said, "casual credentials sharing is becoming too expensive to ignore."

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

The company says the system is already being tested -- and in the future it will be offered to other streaming services like Netflix and HBO.

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