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Netflix bill passes Senate, users are one step closer to sharing straight to Facebook

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A bill that would make it easier for consumers to share information about their digital viewing habits has successfully passed the US Senate, reports All Things D. The bill was just passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, and would give Netflix users in the US the ability to frictionlessly share the movies and TV shows that they’re watching directly to their Facebook accounts. That’s something that users in Canada and Latin America have been able to do for some time, but it currently remains illegal under the Video Privacy Protection Act, which requires written consent for the information to be shared. Now that it’s passed the Senate, the bill just needs a signature from President Barack Obama in order to be passed into law.