video streaming with RSAplay

Guess what day today is? Well if you are a techy/Geek, then you’d most likely answered, Data Privacy Day. For all my regualr readers , this is a day when we take timeout to to bring awareness about privacy and protecting users personal information. This day is a day that not only serves as a reminder, a reminder for us to never loose sight of the freedom/gift of privacy and security, a freedom which can be experienced in how we share data, most importantly video streaming and encrypted video streaming.

This day had its inception in the United States and Canada in year 2008 of January derived from a celebratory data protection day located in Europe. It all recognizes the signing of the convention 108 in the year of 1981 which was the initial treaty which was binding by law pertaining to data and privacy.

which we celebrate this day is to look at encryption and its uses around the world, and how its used to protect data, secure connections and adhere to anonymity. Video Streaming is one way in which we share information, news, movies, tutorials etc. Popular sites like youtube offer video streaming to millions of people per day , and similarly sites like netflix do the same. This method of data sharing has been around for years, and it offers flexibility and ease of use. Flexibility in that users are able to watch movies on different devices once they have a high speed data connection on a mobile or laptop. Ease of use because , no longer are we restricted by the task of having to download the video content first, now via a video player we can simply click play on the mobile device or laptop and the content begins to play. With the encrypted form of video streaming it all works the same way on the front end as before, but with way more security as all the channels and communication methods are totally encrypted and away from prying eyes. Encrypted video streaming, does have a higher computational foot print on backend servers, because it does more than just offer up media which is sitting on the server or CDN, it is decrypting on the fly the media and presenting it via an HTML5 or flash player to the end user.

More and more sites are moving away from this method of video streaming, where content passed over communication channels can be intercepted and captured by unauthorized individuals at any point in time from any point for deliver to reception.

 

 

  1. […] Video streaming has existed despite its evolution to what we know now, for many many years now, but it wasnt until recently has it moved over into the mobile space. Before video streaming, was confined to only stationary devices, such as Desktop computers, or Televisions but over the years the technology has improved vastly to where there is even a more secure form in encrypted video streaming .This new method offers the same functionality and flexibility of video streaming with a twist, the twist being that the communication channels are encrypted as well as the content being streamed is encrypted as well and played by cleverly decrypting the content on the fly and streaming it in its raw form via a html 5 player. Video streaming moving to a mobile space means that applications have to be developed to enable this form of streaming to your mobile device, and this has been done and made popular by apps like meerkat and periscope. Now this is of no surprise that Facebook has now caught on and is releasing its live streaming function to the public and not just to its celebrity subscribers. While there is only an IOS application available at the moment, there is talk of an android version soon to be released. Facebook clearly has an advantage though, because with its multi-billion user base this streaming feature’s vantage point is that it is integrated with the Zukkerberg empire. Unlike the apps mentioned above for periscope and meerkat, you dont have to download 3rd party applications to take advantage of the facebook streaming, because it would be accessible through the facebook application. Also noteworthy is that, rsplay will be coming out with its new applicaition as well. This app, is for desktop devices, specifically windows desktop devices only, but linux and MAC OS will be next followed by apple IOS the google android. The distinct difference is not only does streaming happen securely, there are host of other unique features which attract a lot of users and gives this app its popularity. Anonymity is a popular feature, because it allows users to uploading and streaming is in total privacy, but the crowd enticer is the encrypted torrent streaming,this allows users to stream their favorite music or video torrents in encrypted form on any device and any platform. This revolutionary app will not only change how we view content in the future, but it will offer ease of use which is literally next to none. […]

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