AND IT’S AGAINST THE LAW . . . . BASED ON A LAW THAT WAS CREATED MANY YEARS AGO IN THE AGE OF VCR’S AND BLOCKBUSTER
Many large and widely known websites like Forbes.com, PBS, NBC, HBO, and Bloomberg.com are tracking visitors through hidden coding that is then sent to advertisers like FaceBook (now Meta). The information makes profiles from visitors’ viewing history of all the video they watch, including the name of the video and its content. Then the lists of videos are used to sell goods and services to the visitors on sites like FaceBook. If you know of a website that is taking your video viewing history, please contact us. Or if you want us to check and see if the sites you use and newsletters you subscribe to are tracking your video viewing, please contact us.
This type of secret tracking of video viewing lists was made illegal decades ago when people still used VCR’s and checked out videos at Blockbuster. Congress wanted to make the customers’ video use private and so made it illegal to sell, give away or share a user’s video history.
Yet these large companies have decided to take visitors’ video viewing history and sell it to marketers. We don’t want people to have these types of invasion of privacy. It should be protected. If you know of a website that is taking your video viewing history (you’ll see some of our expert sleuthing if you contact us) and sending it to Meta, then please contact us. Fill out the form on this page or call the number provided here.