American networks such as Fox and the Comedy Network are able to see your IP address and block you from viewing their free video streams. This is to preserve band width and ensure advertisers messages are primarily delivered to the intended buyers.
A resourceful company came up with a "cloaking" device (no Star trek jokes please) that masks your IP address so you can view shows anywhere.
This has become extremely popular in restrictive countries such as China, where news and IP addresses are blocked.
Other news -
Facebook is sending camera equipped cars around the world to take pictures of...yes. You. Or more specifically, your house, and your neighbours house, her their house and so on. One street in Britain lined up their cars to block the camera car and attempt to guard their visual privacy from being displayed on Facebook.
Google Pics Car