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Old 12-27-12, 09:43 AM
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Congress Says Netflix Can Share What You're Watching

When the streaming-video site Netflix suffered an outage on Christmas Eve, millions of Americans confronted the terrifying possibility of an evening of spent talking with their relatives instead of re-watching Die Hard. But Netflix's technical snafu wasn't the only streaming-related news infuriating Americans over the Christmas holiday.

Last Tuesday, the Senate quietly altered a key privacy law, making it much easier for video streaming services like Netflix to share your viewing habits. How quietly? The Senate didn't even hold a recorded vote: The bill was approved by unanimous consent. (Joe Mullin of Ars Technica was among the first to note the vote.)
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Old 12-27-12, 11:58 AM
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Re: Congress Says Netflix Can Share What You're Watching

According to the article it is a reduction of privacy rights. What a load of crap. If you don't want to share your viewing history then don't Is it that hard to say no when asked? Or to adjust the settings ?
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Old 12-31-12, 10:10 PM
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I couldn't care less if people know what I'm watching on Netflix.
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Old 01-01-13, 11:39 AM
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Isn't this what Spotify does?

I'm sure there's a way to disable it. "I'm watching ___ now." seems fine for those who want to share, but I don't think anyone would want to share their entire netflix viewing history.
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Someone in the NSA will now know I've been watching season 2 of 'Kids In The Hall'.

I expect the federales to be kicking my door in any moment now.
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