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news analysis Privacy laws written during the era of big hair and the black-and-white Macintosh SE are set to be updated. But wouldn't it be better still not to enact technology-specific laws at all?
Integration between Facebook and Netflix is set to launch in the third quarter, but U.S. users won't be able to tap into it.
Thanks to law banning dissemination of video rental records, U.S. Facebook users can't access Netflix through Facebook. But Congress is taking up new bill that would amend original law. "Mad Men" awaits.
With the president's signature, legislation will make it easier for people to share their video-viewing preferences online.
Lawmakers pass bill that will make it easier for people to share their video-viewing habits online, while failing to act on an e-mail privacy measure.
The Senate could vote on an amendment next week that would roll back a 1988 law designed to keep one's video viewing private.
The National Sheriffs' Association asked senators to "reconsider acting" on a privacy bill until a "review of its impact on law enforcement investigations is conducted." Senators obliged the boys in khaki.
No fewer than five suits accusing Netflix of violating privacy laws were filed in the past two months. All the suits say Netflix stores and maintains customers' personal information after service is canceled.
Privacy groups cautiously applaud, but are concerned about a requirement that would force Internet companies to notify police before letting customers know they're under surveillance.
A law firm in West Virginia will demand that ISPs hand over the records of customers accused of violating the copyrights of porn studios.