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Netflix Sold Us OUT- Huge Class Action Lawsuit- Netflix Settles for a Mere $9 Million

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posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 08:10 AM
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The choice of movies on Netflix is horrible. I cancelled my subscription and went to Vudu. Much, much better. No monthly fee, just pay for what you watch. Many companies sell their client list. I just had a new home phone installed and the very first caller was a sales pitch. Even if Netflix had split the money, it would be a few dollars per person. More of a moral victory then anything else.




posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 06:00 PM
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TheOatmeal described it best. Link. Sometimes its impossible to find what you want to watch online through the proper channels.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 06:44 PM
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Anyone who is outraged by this should probably actually read the "terms of use" and "end user license agreement" for services they sign up to. For the companies that don't want to get sued will have it in there and tell you what might be done with your information and third parties. Also, for those who think it has to be signed or accepted, most have clauses in it for actions, for example, if you use this search then you are agreeing to such and such. So, your act of searching for this example is an agreement on your end to the terms of use.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 07:34 PM
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Originally posted by Lysis
TheOatmeal described it best. Link. Sometimes its impossible to find what you want to watch online through the proper channels.




Now THAT was cute, funny, entertaining, and most of all, it made a great point.


There is no question I am in the market for a new service other than Netflix. Except this time you better believe I am going to pay darn close attention to privacy policy and other terms. As it stands, Netflix's terms are not agreeable to me. Way too much leeway, and no privacy protection at all. You are paying them to view movies, not to sell your viewing habits and personal information overseas. Hulu is a Wal-Mart company, and their privacy policy states they will give your info to all of their corporate owned companies.

And you can see, there's the danger of one massive company branching out into other businesses. They'll share the info among their entire empire, when usually there would be no such correlation of user data. So the more companies they can own, the more they can entrap you with personally identifiable information from one to the other. And all silently, behind the scenes.
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posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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So looks like an amendment to Video Privacy Protection Act passed on Tuesday. The amendment changes the law so that your rental history can be published as long as you sign a blanket authorization.
gov bill follow and status site on it.

www.govtrack.us... not sure why this link is in purple when I preview, sorry it's hard to read

I'm not seeing it on many sites but it's on CNet, Slate, ACLU , Jezebe l, fox etc.
On westreferenceattorneys they mentioned this might make an app for streaming shows available on social media sites so I have mixed feelings on it. It would be nice to have another way to watch movies and recommend shows but I'll probably just end up choosing the option of no don't share my info.




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