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Netflix is Recording Every 'Bandersnatch' Choice You Make, GDPR Request Reveals

When Netflix’s Bandersnatch first dropped, many people were excited to try out the platform’s first adult attempt at an interactive “choose your own adventure” film. However, some people had concerns about data. Recently, a GDPR request has revealed Netflix is recording every Bandersnatch choice you make. A technology policy researcher, Michael Veale, got a copy of his viewing data after requesting it from Netflix under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) . The GDPR is a set of regulations in the European Union regarding data protection and privacy. Through the GDPR’s right to access rule , anyone is allowed to contact companies requesting information on data they’ve collected. “People had been speculating a lot on Twitter about Netflix’s motivations,” Veale told Motherboard . “I thought it would be a fun test to show people how you can use data protection law to ask real questions you have.” In a thread of tweets , Veale showed you can receive a copy of all the choices...

Vanessa Taylor

Feb 13, 2019

Twitter Says That Protected Tweets For Android Users Were Exposed For Years

Twitter users with Androids were in for an unpleasant surprise when the platform notified them that a bug in its system made their “protected tweets” accessible for years. On January 17, Twitter said in a blog post that Android users’ tweets were exposed if “certain account changes were made.” The company said that Android users who changed their email address associated with their accounts between November 3, 2014, and January 14, 2019 were vulnerable to the bug. Web users and iOS users were not impacted by the bug. Twitter apologized in the blog post and encouraged users to review their privacy settings to ensure the settings reflect their preferences. Twitter did not say how many users had been affected. “We are providing this broader notice through the Twitter Help Center since we can’t confirm every account that may have been impacted,” the company said. This is the latest bug in a string of social media platform mishaps and now the Irish Data Protection Commission is...

Arriana McLymore

Jan 19, 2019