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Sony can monitor, record your PSN activity and communications

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Nov 2013 14:29 User comments (6)

Sony can monitor, record your PSN activity and communications Sony's most recent update to their terms and conditions makes it clear that the company can actively monitor and record your PSN activity and communications between players.
In the new Software Usage Terms, there is a section that reads 'Are we monitoring PSN?', where the company reveals that it is indeed able to monitor.

The company says it reserves the right to "monitor and record" text or voice communication, or user-generated media (UGM) if they feel it is necessary. One such example would be if a player submits a grief report about another player.

Reads the section:

Are we monitoring PSN?
Yes but we can't monitor all PSN activity and we make no commitment to do so. However, we reserve the right in our sole discretion to monitor and record any or all of your PSN activity and to remove any of your UGM at our sole discretion, without further notice to you.

Your use of PSN and our community features may be recorded and collected by us or sent to us by other users as described in 13.1.

Any information collected in this way, for example, your UGM, the content of your voice and text communications, video of your gameplay, the time and location of your activities, and your name, your PSN Online ID and IP address, may be used by us or our affiliated companies to enforce these Terms and the SEN Terms of Service, to comply with the law, to protect our rights and those of our licensors and users, and to protect the personal safety of our employees and users.

This information may be passed to the police or other appropriate authorities. By accepting these Software Usage Terms, you expressly consent to this.

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6 user comments

111.11.2013 15:17

I'm glad I don't use the PS3 to communicate...sure, verizon does the same thing, but at least they don't say that I expressly consent to it after burying it in a 29 page document meant to be read only by lawyers, and which must be agreed to in order to continue using what I've already paid for.



211.11.2013 15:47

we are spied on for everything...no surprise here...

311.11.2013 15:57

Similar ToS will be released for Xbox One I am sure giving how it ships with Kinect.

411.11.2013 17:37

Back in the PS2 Days it was necessary for a mod or admin or whatever to physically monitor a member if any complaints about a said member, however that member would require a certain amount of complaints from different gamers before they did anything,which made it a joke which in turn forced a room full of gamers to target that particular dipstick,not to mention a topic in the sony OZ/NZ forum ,Yeah man that brings back memories talk about flame wars,ahhhhh good times,good times hahahaha


511.11.2013 20:02

When will the technology be good enough where you can send yourself through the screen and to the other recipients end and pimp smack the heck out of the person?

612.11.2013 5:45

Originally posted by GryphB:
When will the technology be good enough where you can send yourself through the screen and to the other recipients end and pimp smack the heck out of the person?
i'm still hoping that day will come.


i actually did read the T&S on my ps3, usually i dont but i wanted to make sure nothing rediculous is in there that would get me banned,all looks very straight forward.

custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

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