neuralnet wrote:Then the BBC will know exactly which household watches what - nice privacy invasion which will get so much push back from the public (except for those who don't value privacy I guess)
/offtopic - Fair point, but there are ways and means of implementing any such technology that makes it possible to break the link between the Licence/IP and data requested. Seriously though, most people don't care or know how to protect their privacy..
Well yes, but only technology that you'd have to trust the BBC to implement - there would be no way of anonymising the license info unless you just chose to use a random selection of everyone elses license numbers.
I think it's probably incorrect to assume that most people don't care about privacy (although even if only a minority did it is still a major issue...) I agree though that most people don't know how to protect their online privacy - you've just have to look at the popularity of social networking sites to see that. Many people using those services, IMHO, **do** care about privacy very much yet aren't aware that by simply using such services, even with 'privacy' settings switched on, completely erodes it. It would be the same with your proposed way forward with iPlayer stuff.
neuralnet wrote:/ontopic - Earlier today the pvr downloads were coming down in such tiny chunks it was discarding more data than it was downloading, plus the speed of downloads also seemed to be badly affected.. happily tho, the situation is now much better & it's almost back to 100% (barring a few disconnects). I'm guessing the BBC were testing new settings.. Is it any better for you jhsrennie?
Yeah - I was waiting for them to do that next