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Netflix ‘Sharing’ Coming Soon to Facebook Timelines

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A bill amending the 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act is awaiting President Obama’s signature.

U.S. Netflix users soon will be able to share their viewing habits with friends and followers on their Facebook Timelines.

According to TPM, Netflix will be introducing "social features" to users in the U.S. next year, features that already have been used by Canadian and Latin American users since 2011.

STORY: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Warns That Regulators Are Investigating His Facebook Posts

The holdup for U.S. users has been a provision that restricted companies from sharing "personally identifiable information" like video rental histories. A bill recently passed by Congress, the poorly titled Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments Act of 2012, would remove such restrictions and allow Netflix users to share their viewing history on Facebook. 

The bill is on President Obama’s desk, waiting to be signed into law.

“We are pleased that the Senate moved…

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