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Netflix Looks To Share User Data With Facebook Under New Bill
2012-12-28 14:35:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A bill now awaits President Obama´s signature which would allow Netflix and other video streaming services to share their user data with third-parties. This means that, pending Obama´s approval, these video streaming companies, including Netflix, could begin sharing user viewing history with Facebook and the like. While such a feature could prove handy to those who simply want to share their favorite movies with their...

Hulu Privacy Suit To Continue
2012-08-16 09:19:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A federal court in Northern California ruled on Friday that a 1988 law known as the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), which was enacted during the time of movie rental stores such as Blockbuster, also applies to companies that stream video on the Web. U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Laurel Beeler ruled that the law was aimed at protecting the privacy of video watchers -- regardless of the technology used to deliver the content....

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2008-04-18 01:05:00

A woman in Texas sued Blockbuster Inc. after she alleged the video rental company transmitted her personal information to Facebook.com through the Web site's Beacon marketing program.She claims that Beacon, launched by Facebook in November, got the information from Blockbuster through computer tracking programs without her permission.Cathryn Elaine Harris, of Dallas County, Texas, filed a complaint April 9 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Harris claims that by...