Wendy Davis reports:
Hulu says in new court papers that it’s entitled to prevail in a lawsuit accusing the company of violating a federal privacy law by allegedly sharing users’ personal information with Facebook.
The lawsuit centers on allegations that Hulu wrongly shared information with Facebook via the “Like” button, which loads automatically when users watch video on Hulu.com. Between April of 2010 and June of 2012, the “Like” button was configured so that it transmitted titles of the videos that people watched to Facebook’s server — regardless of whether users clicked the button to indicate that they “liked” the clips.
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