MoviePass CEO proudly says the app tracks your location before and after movies

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  1. ronjor

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    That's just plain creepy. So they want to market you to restaurants etc. I also see that they sign deals for some films, and then don't list competing films.
     
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    MoviePass update on iOS ‘removes unused location capabilities’ following privacy concerns
     
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    My bet: It'll come back quietly, if they sign requisite third-party contracts. Or after they sell. It was probably just a "see what we can do" demo for potential buyers.
     
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    I won't be adding that app!
     
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    I bet Mitch Lowes popularity took a beating amongst all those who were set to make a buck from that user tracking haha
     
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    That just says it all, doesn't it?
     
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    MoviePass is down again
    July 30, 2018
    https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/30/moviepass-is-down-again/
     
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    MoviePass posts huge quarterly loss, shareholders sue
    The company’s quarterly losses jumped from less than $3 million to $126.6 million in a year
    August 15, 2018

    https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/14/...s-report-operating-losses-shareholder-lawsuit
     
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    MoviePass kills off its annual plan -- even if you already paid for it
    This is getting sad. And a little shady.
    August 24, 2018

    https://www.cnet.com/news/moviepass-kills-off-its-annual-plan-even-if-you-already-paid-for-it/
     
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    MoviePass is now forcing former users to opt out of new plan or risk being charged
    When you think it can’t get any worse
    September 28, 2018

    https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/28/...-former-users-opt-out-new-plan-monthly-charge
     
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    MoviePass seems to be an excellent company. If they keep this excellent plan of theirs up, they will surely go bankrupt just like they've always wanted.
     
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    MoviePass to be jettisoned by parent company
     
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    MoviePass Has Lost Over 90% of Its Subscribers in Less Than a Year (Report)
    April 18, 2019
    https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/moviepass-subscribers-loss-crater-225000-1203192468/
     
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    MoviePass temporarily suspends service to improve its mobile app
    July 3, 2019
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/03/moviepass-temporarily-suspends-service-to-improve-its-mobile-app/
     
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    MoviePass reportedly changed passwords to keep users from ordering tickets
    August 9, 2019
    https://www.cnet.com/news/moviepass...-keep-them-from-ordering-tickets-report-says/
     
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    I wonder if password reset worked for them.
     
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    MoviePass confirms it may have exposed customer credit card numbers
     
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    At this point, I'm curious about what companies haven't leaked PII.
     
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    MoviePass laid off roughly a third of its staff, including its entire team focused on relationships with movie theaters
    August 30, 2019
    https://www.businessinsider.com/moviepass-lays-off-exhibitor-relations-team-2019-8
     
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