• Darkassassin07
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    29 days ago

    Both the client and server connect to plex.tv which then brokers the connection between them. They essentially work as a very limited vpn between your clients and server.

    This also gives them unrestricted access to the entirety of data passed between devices; and the ability to request any and all info from your server to be handed to whoever they chose.

    This is also how they allow you to ‘share’ content/libraries with each others servers; through their public infrastructure that’s collecting your information. Information they then sell to third parties to support their development and broker content agreements.

    • AllHailTheSheep@sh.itjust.works
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      29 days ago

      thanks for the explanation. I’ll stick with jellyfin for now, I’ve heard rough things about privacy with Plex and that explains why.