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Opinion: Be Aware of Game System Data Collection

ONLINE PRIVACY

February 26, 2013

In a column for Forbes, Larry Magid writes about the unveiling of Sony's Playstation 4, noting, "I was struck by how much data the new device would be collecting from its users.” A company official said the network “will get to know you by understanding your personal preferences and the preferences of your community and turns this knowledge into useful information that will help to enhance the future game play, so like when your friends purchase a new game you’ll know immediately so you can join into the action,” the report states. Magid writes that “parents need to educate their children about privacy, safety and security” with all online gaming.
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