MoviePass CEO Shifts on How Much Data it Collects on Members

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  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    Last week, MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe, was telling us that it watches where you go to and from the movies if you use its services. This week it is, "I said something completely inaccurate as far as what we are doing,” he said. “We only locate customers when they use the app." In other news, last week, MoviePass removed support from the iOS app that would have allowed MoviePass to track your constantly. All pure coincidence.


    MoviePass made the update to the iOS app in consultation with Apple. Previously, the app gave users Apple's three standard privacy options: never track; track when using the app; and always track. Lowe said the app never activated the "track all the time" capability. "We never used it, and it was confusing to have it there," Lowe said.

    We agree, all very confusing.
     
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  2. Rahh

    Rahh [H]ard|Gawd

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    New CEO in 3...2...1...
     
  3. katanaD

    katanaD [H]ard|Gawd

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    not really if you take a moment to think about it.

    Last week he was bragging about what they do in an industry finance meeting, forgetting the fact that they were not in vegas, so what happened didnt stay there.

    This week, after he got a virtual spanking about privacy and such, oh i mean, consultation with Apple, he did the usual corporate about face.
     
  4. kju1

    kju1 2[H]4U

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    Or in other words: "We have the data we were looking for. Turns out we couldnt sell it so were going to stop collecting it...for now."
     
  5. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    Sarcasm on my part.
     
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  6. Twisted Kidney

    Twisted Kidney 2[H]4U

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    You can almost hear the ooze when he talks.
     
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  7. Krazy925

    Krazy925 epeen +10

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    We talked about getting this the day before the first interview came out. I live a 3 minute walk from a bad ass theatre.

    No fucking thank you. It’s not that we’re being tracked. It’s that he sounded smug and slimey about it. I’d rather just watch it at home most of the time anyways.
     
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  8. greenman

    greenman Limp Gawd

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    When you think MoviePass, think Pass.
     
  9. Dead Parrot

    Dead Parrot [H]ard|Gawd

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    Liked him better when he was being honest about data collection. Since he now claims the ap doesn't track your every step, probably means that Movie Pass has figured out how to get the same data from a 3rd party ap. So they now get the best of both worlds. Users of the ap falsely believe they aren't tracked. Customers of the collected data are still happy.
     
  10. Kdawg

    Kdawg Gawd

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    I don't really care about them collecting this kind of data.
    They would know where I live solely from my billing address.

    When you pay for something this cheap, $7.95 for unlimited movies per month, you gotta know there's a catch.
     
  11. Exavior

    Exavior [H]ardForum Junkie

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    As the person in charge around here, you should know better than anyone that sarcasm is not allowed in this forum. Shame on you.
     
  12. Sniper|3d-R|

    Sniper|3d-R| [H]ardness Supreme

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    Why would anyone use this app? I dont see the value.
     
  13. Krazy925

    Krazy925 epeen +10

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    $10/month so you can see one movie a day for that price.

    It makes sense for some people. Basically anyone who sees 2 or more movies a month.

    The pricing never made sense to me until all the data they’re collecting was revealed.
     
  14. lostin3d

    lostin3d [H]ard|Gawd

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    Someone's legal team started making calls to him. Question is, whose first?
     
  15. Prisoner849

    Prisoner849 Gawd

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    "We only locate customers when they use the app."

    Yep, that's why we hate you. Well done.
     
  16. Shadow_Foxx

    Shadow_Foxx n00bie

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    When the deal is too good to be true, YOU are the product. MoviePass, creditkarma etc.
     
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