All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘vppa’

Netflix/Facebook Sharing Rolls Out Today in the U.S.

Starting today, Netflix Instant users in the U.S. will finally be able to share what they’re watching with their Facebook friends. The social sharing, made possible by the passage of the amended VPPA in January, is now in rollout mode. Netflix will start rolling out the new social features today, and they say that all 27 million U.S. users will …

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Obama Signs Amended VPPA Into Law: Netflix Users Can Now Share Viewing History On Facebook

In 2012, Netflix spent the year battling a decades old law that said its users couldn’t share what their viewing history on Facebook or social networks. The company started lobbying Congress and its efforts finally paid off with a bill that passed both the House and the Senate. Now the bill is officially signed into law. The Hill reports that …

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The Future Of Sharing Your Netflix History On Facebook Is Now In Obama’s Hands

Some of the best news this week was when the VPPA was approved by the House. The 1988 bill desperately needed to be updated so that Netflix socialites could share their viewing history on social networks. Now the bill has proven itself to be a fast worker as it’s now on its way to Obama’s desk. Bloomberg reports that the …

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House Approves VPPA: Americans Might Soon Be Able To Share Netflix Viewing Data On Facebook

In the last few weeks of the current congress, members seem to going into overdrive as they introduce some last minute bills. The latest bill to reach approval in the House is of particular significance as its an update to the archaic, and frankly rather stupid, VPPA. The Hill reports that the House, by voice vote, approved H.R. 6671 which …

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Pandora Didn’t Violate Your Privacy By Hooking Up With Facebook

Did you link your Pandora account with Facebook when the integration launched in 2010? Did you feel that your privacy was being infringed upon by doing so? If so, you might be upset to learn that the justice system doesn’t agree with you. U.S. District Judge Saundra Armstrong ruled that Pandora didn’t violate its users privacy when it allowed users …

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Senate Discussing Changes To VPPA Today

Have you ever wondered why you can’t share what you’re watching on Netflix via Facebook? You can thank VPPA for that. The Video Privacy Protection Act was introduced in 1984 in response to a Supreme Court nominee’s video rental records being made public. The bill made sense at the time, but it just doesn’t seem to make sense in our …

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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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Robert Bork: The Reason For No Netflix App On Facebook

If Netflix was peanut butter and Facebook was jelly, you’d think indulging in the combination of the two would be a natural delight that nobody would prevent you from enjoying. There’s just one problem with this scenario: Facebook can’t be jelly because Netflix is currently prohibited from being peanut butter due to a law pre-dating the Internet. To give you …

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