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

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

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

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

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

Senate Discussing Changes To VPPA Today 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 …

Netflix Agrees to Delete Rental History 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 …

Robert Bork: The Reason For No Netflix App On Facebook Robert Bork: The Reason For No Netflix App On Facebook
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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 …