netflix doesn't have porn
if it did I'd still be a subscriber
Netflix has been given the legal green light to integrate information of customer’s video viewing habits on social networks following the passing of a bill by the US House of Representatives. The bill, HR 2471, effectively lifts 23 year old restrictions imposed under the Video Privacy Protection Act, which forbids the …
what is the point of spending time and money to create and pass a bill to increase snooping of video records? If there is a criminal case they can be subpoenaed. If there is some illicit investigation it can be gathered without legal permission.
Only thing this benefits is advertisers. Congress should not be passing laws to assist advertising companies and violating citizen privacy for that purpose. Spurious law enforcement and "think of the children" is bad enough.
I cant believe they had a "Video Privacy Protection Act"
Some politician must had his gay porn history published in the newspapers.
Nothing wrong with "customers who watched this, also watched this" , as its still anonymous, but why go further?
I hope you can opt out again if you accidentally tick ( or dont tick) the right box.
"Some politician must had his gay porn history published in the newspapers."
Borked is the term you're looking for and perhaps you missed this bit.
"The Video Privacy Protection Act was originally created after a Supreme Court nominee was discredited by having his video rental records turn up in a newspaper."
I'm not a Netflix customer or in America... but why do Netflix, Spotify and others think anyone gives a crap about what you are watching/listening to, and that posting this stuff to Facebook is a good idea?
Worst case scenario, from what I can see, you might have something dodgy in their that you don't want your work colleagues or your mother to see, but you should have to not watch/listen to something to avoid that.
Best case scenario, you just look like a prat to every one of your friends for sharing stuff that they don't care about.
If I want to post something to Facebook, I'll add it to my profile or update my status. If i want to watch a film, or listen to an album, dodgy or otherwise, then I'll do it without broadcasting it. And if I want to recommend it, then I'll update my status or profile.
You are possibly of my generation that doesn't share much info. However, generation Y and the generatoins after that will be born into environments where sharing your private life is the norm. Like it or not, that's the future. Yes it will probably lower moral standards or then again maybe people will be less judgemental. Who knows...
We just realize that if you actually want to share something, then you can do so explicitly. You don't need some other corporation doing it for you. This isn't about being a dinosaur that doesn't want to share but understanding the low S/N ratio that will ensue. Facebook already suffers from this.
There is nothing new here, just MBAs that don't fully appreciate or understand the data processing aspects of this situation.
Way to make fiends and influence people ! You go, girl !
The rest of us just couldn't believe the article didn't say 'consumers will have to go through a tortuous opt-out process to stop Netflix releasing their rental data'.
Paris, cos she knows *all about* having your video history made public
Well, this is personal, private information which people have already given over, assuming it would not be made public. Most people wouldn't want it to be made public. And there is no good reason for it to be made public.
Now they have decided to make it public.
Of course if you opt out, it might not be made public straight away. You will have to wait until there is an error or security breach. Then lessons will be learned, etc.
As another post has put it, the consent to lose your privacy will be hidden on page 295.7b in clause 12312312341412.4.1.a.1.4.6.w somewhere in print 1pixel high behind at least 3 tick boxes and a link you never find in a box where you'd have to scroll 3 days to find it. This is the way all these things work.
Imagine the amount of people fired from their jobs because they watched a political documentary.
Of course like everything on the internet is not 100% secure so I could see in the near future where you set things private but your company where you work demands to see what you have been watching.
Soon netflix will keep resetting user prefrences as much as facebook has so that soon you will have to OPT IN for security/privacy to hide from the world. Like most local govt now everyone wants everyone else to live in a glass house except for themselves. I do agree privacy was and still is a big deal but the idea of privacy has changed over the past 100 years.
did you know that when cities were just begun to be called cities when plumbing was not common yet we had what they called POOP trolleys. Horse pulled wagons would ride by each day and the unisex trollys had no stalls. You get up in them and do you business with the person next to you be they male or female as you sit to read the paper. But shhh!!! We would feel insulted to think this is was how humans used to do things today and would feel so shameful to do such a thing today.
at the time of service signup - in the terms and conditions on page 435 paragraph 97.
Netflix : Hi, thank you for calling netflix support. My name is <fill in your favorite Indian name>. How can I help you?
You : I want to turn off the 'share video history' option.
Netflix : Oh you didnt want to share your netflix movie history with everyone in the bleedin world?!?!?! I am sorry, you can not opt out, once you have opted in you cannot opt out.
You : Please cancel my account.
Netflix : You want to cancel your account??
no problem, you no longer have to pay us a monthly service charge, and you will have to return "Douglas does The Cowbooys" before the account closure will take effect. However this will not stop your history from being shared to every 'friend' we skimmed from your facebook account. Nor will this stop our access to your facebook account. Nor will this action stop your video history (and all other personal data we have) from being sold and sold and sold yet again.
Have nice day.
<sounds of phone call - or email or chat>
Facebook : Hi thanks for contacting Facebook support. My Name is <same person from above>, how can I help you.
You : Hi there, I would like to delete my facebook account.
Facebook : You cant do that. Thank you for your inquiry <click>.
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