Welcome to a very brief summary of today's cable news headlines:
Cable’s love for the iPad could generate more scrutiny from privacy advocates. Apple and several app developers, including The Weather Channel, were sued in California for allegedly sharing their customers' personal data with advertisers without consent. The class action complaint was filed by Manatt, Phelps & Phillipson on behalf of a Los Angeles County resident. (See Comcast Invades the iPad and Everyone's Mad About the iPad .)
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC)'s retransmission agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group expires Saturday at midnight. If no agreement is reached, some of the 58 stations in 35 markets could be blacked out. Happy New Year!