All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Video Privacy Protection Act’

Netflix Agrees to Delete Rental History

Back in February, video rental service Netflix paid a hefty fine for violating the Video Privacy Protection Act, by keeping rental logs on all of its users who cancelled their subscriptions. Netflix asserted that they kept the records just in case a user might resubscribe, to better direct its recommendation algorithm, which presently guides roughly 75% of viewership. There had …

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Netflix / Facebook Integration Needs Your Help, Says Netflix

Reed Hastings took to the stage at f8 Thursday and told a story about how he was finally pushed into watching AMC’s Breaking Bad because he saw that a friend was watching it via Facebook. Apparently, all the people that told him to watch it had no effect, but seeing someone post about it on Facebook, in real time, made …

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