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jseymour

join:2009-12-11
Waterford, MI

New Video Law & Social Media

quote:
As per the change, Netflix will introduce new social features that basically link users' Netflix and Facebook accounts and share their viewing history with friends.

Another good reason to have cancelled my Facebook and Google+ accounts--and to leave them cancelled.

Jim

xirian
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join:2003-01-26
Beacon, NY
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said by jseymour:

quote:
As per the change, Netflix will introduce new social features that basically link users' Netflix and Facebook accounts and share their viewing history with friends.

Another good reason to have cancelled my Facebook and Google+ accounts--and to leave them cancelled.

Jim

You have to link them for them to be able to do so, so its not a big deal.


jseymour

join:2009-12-11
Waterford, MI

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said by xirian:

You have to link them for them to be able to do so, so its not a big deal.

Google has integrated all their services. I have an Android tablet. I have Netflix on it. Connect the dots.

Everybody, but everybody, be it content providers, social media providers, marketers, you-name-it, is trying to figure out of to maximally monetize your on-line presence. None of them care about the possibility of any harm that may come to you as a result, and most of them are being as sneaky about it as they can be. Easiest thing to do it cut it off at the knees, which is what I did.

Jim


newview
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... and invariably these privacy-intrusive sharing capabilities are set ON as default, and YOU have to go in to untoggle them if you want to opt-out, a little trick they learned from spammers. This breach of ethical & responsible privacy awareness is enough to turn me off completely from sharing anything at anytime.


88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by newview:

... and invariably these privacy-intrusive sharing capabilities are set ON as default, and YOU have to go in to untoggle them if you want to opt-out, a little trick they learned from spammers. This breach of ethical & responsible privacy awareness is enough to turn me off completely from sharing anything at anytime.

yeah because it's such a difficult thing to do to opt-out.


newview
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said by 88615298:

said by newview:

... and invariably these privacy-intrusive sharing capabilities are set ON as default, and YOU have to go in to untoggle them if you want to opt-out, a little trick they learned from spammers. This breach of ethical & responsible privacy awareness is enough to turn me off completely from sharing anything at anytime.

yeah because it's such a difficult thing to do to opt-out.

Not difficult ... more of just a royal pain in the ass.


jseymour

join:2009-12-11
Waterford, MI
reply to 88615298
said by 88615298:

yeah because it's such a difficult thing to do to opt-out.

If I had a nickel for every time I saw a spammer make that excuse I could probably retire.

My policy: I do not opt-out of that to which I did not explicitly, consciously opt-in. That means that if you bury a default opt-in somewhere I'm unlikely to notice it, and I don't like the results: You're toast. Forever. If you do it to me or mine at work: You're toast for the entire corporation. Forever.

I'm abuser-intolerant. Yup: I get to define "abuse" and my judgement is not open to negotiation.

Jim

elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
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reply to jseymour
Unfortunately, a gazillion Facebook users are making "look at me" features the norm, not the exception. Life is quickly becoming defined by what nonsense you boast to your "friends", and the concept of privacy is rapidly disappearing.

If my viewing habits were disclosed/public, I wouldn't really care. But I don't see why I would need or want to tell anyone, that seems awfully vain. Maybe that's the point?

If it is just used for targeted marketing, and there is an opt-out, I don't see the harm.