The Senate quietly altered a key privacy law that lets video streaming services ask for your permission only once and then they can publicly share what you’re watching for 2 years. It used to be that they had to ask for your permission every time they shared that information publicly, but no more.
Netflix and Facebook spent a combined $2 million dollars during the last half of 2012 lobbying for this change and they got it. Personally, the change makes me a bit nervous. What do you think?
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- Congress Says Netflix Can Share What You’re Watching
- Senate Waters Down Privacy Protections For Online Video Streaming