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Oversharing

Oversharing

Netflix Wants to Change Video Privacy Laws, So Friends Can See What You Watched

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As if waking up to an email asking, “How Was the Picture Quality of TRON: Legacy” wasn’t enough of a reminder of your low-brow late night streaming habits, Netflix now is exploring out a new way to expose what you’re actually watching when you pretended to be deeply engrossed in Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma.

The New York Times reports that Netflix is backing a bill in Congress that aims to alter the Video Privacy Protection Act. That law, enacted back in 1988, requires video services companies to get written consent from a customer before disclosing information like rental history. The new bill, however, would let consumers give a “one-time blanket consent online” to let a company continuously share what they watched on Facebook, for example. Read More

Oversharing

HowAboutWe Brings Back Taildaters!

"Sultry lounge" Madam Geneva.

Remember Taildaters, the MTV show that followed two people on a date as their friends talked smack and sent them text messages from a “control room”? Local dating start-up HowAboutWe does, and the action-based dating start-up is bringin’ it back by asking, “How about we do some oversharing?”

The plan is to watch a young, attractive couple on their first date tonight over cocktails and pork buns at Noho speakeasy Madam Geneva via a live date cam. Based on HAW’s blog, the proposal must have read something like, “How about we go to a sultry lounge replete with dark corners and plush booths, which, along with the out-of-this-world cocktails, make it an ideal location to meet someone for a date?” (And put it on the internet?) Read More