Wednesday March 13, 2013 3:47 pm
You can now automatically share your Netflix viewing activity on Facebook
The Internet video on demand streaming giant has been given the green light to share your Netflix activity among your Facebook friends. The added functionality is off by default, but users can turn it on and pretty much allow others to spy on what they're watching and liking. Thankfully, Netflix added another feature that will hide specific videos that you deem unworthy of sharing. The caveat is that you don't forget to click the "don't share this" button on a specific video.
You might be wondering why this took so long. Well, there was this pesky law called the Video Privacy Protection Act, otherwise known as the Bork Law. The law was championed by the late Robert Bork, former US Attorney General, that prevented companies like Netflix or cable companies from sharing customer's movie watching activities. That is until, I presume, some lobbying and President Obama's John Hancock on a piece of legal document that allows companies like Netflix to automatically and frictionless share what users are watching. Now, Netflix says that users are in control of what they share but, perhaps, users might want to re-read the TOS to verify if that is in fact the case.
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