Suing Facebook & Blockbuster Over Movie Rentals

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  1. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Interesting.... I'm in trouble if Facebook starts posting my purchases at fast food restaurants. :D

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  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I'll beat you, I promise.
     
  3. Skuman macrumors member

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    What is more incredible is that there is a Video Privacy Protection Act http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_Privacy_Protection_Act

    Anyway, both Blockbuster and Facebook have to be sharing information with each other to work out which Facebook page to put information. I wonder how many other companies Facebook is sharing info with.
     
  4. william sire macrumors regular

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    Don’t you have to set that up on your Blockbuster account. I mean every website has a Facebook icon on it anymore. That is what it does. The woman had to have clicked that icon and set that up.
     
  5. iWoz macrumors 6502a

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    funny how everyone has to sue for money, Instead of just addressing the issue.

    tut tut
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Nokia 5800 Tube XpressMusic : Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9.4; U; Series60/5.0 Nokia5800d-1/21.0.101; Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 ) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/413)

    Well people should certainly sue for money. Corporations don't have morals. What they have is a desire to be profitable. I'm not trying to say that corporations are all evil. Not at all. However, they exist to make money for shareholders, and if money is all a corporation understands, then the punishment should hit them in a way that's comprehendible.
     
  7. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    I have been kind of trapped like this as well with the former Skype TV (don't remember the name, but it's same creators). It's really intrusive but happily I noticed that quickly enough.

    I thing this woman is totally right !
     
  8. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    I’m confused. What did Blockbuster do? Ask for her e-mail address then link that with her Facebook account? Then, Facebook created an automated post describing what she rented?

    If she used Facebook Connect to sign-in to Blockbuster, it’s her fault. But if it’s the other way around, wow get em’.
     
  9. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    There is an icon on the Blockbuster website linking you to their Facebook profile, but there isn't any Facebook Connect link.
     
  10. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Facebook requires that you press Allow to let an external site post updates to your facebook. She must have pressed it accidentally at some point. She'll almost certainly lose this lawsuit; or be paid off.
     
  11. savoirfaire macrumors 6502

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    Money talks, right?
     
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    Now those bedroom items are something you'd likely be embarrassed over.

    Purchased today, 1 fuzzy pink whip, 1 blue adult diaper, 1 pacifier...
     

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