2008 or 1984? Sony Playing Big Brother
What year is it? Did George Orwell's prediction just get delayed? Seems like Sony is playing Big Brother. Sony Playstation 3 users just got an email from Sony stating that the terms of service have changed.
First noticeable change. Main account holders have to be over 15 years old. Under-15s can have a subaccount. Makes sense. No big whoop.
Here's the scary change. Sony claims to have the right to monitor and keep records of whatever you say or do online through PSN. Do you really want anyone listening in? In the heat of a game, we all probably say things we probably shouldn't.
Most of the terms of service are fine. No stalking, organizing hate groups, spamming, spreading viruses, or violating copyright. But, they want to be able to monitor and record communications? Is it just me, or is that just creepy?
Here is the questionable terms of service paragraph.
I'm glad I don't have a PS3. I doubt I could agree to their TOS. —Leslie Shapiro