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Questions About the PS Vita's Cameras/Microphone?

Post by GeminiContractor » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:37 am

So, I recalled reading somewhere, a while ago, that Sony's ToS/Privacy Policy disregards your privacy, and that they have the ability to monitor/remotely use your system.
That got me thinking, can they access your cameras/microphone on the Vita, while you are connected to the internet?

I ask because I use remote-play with my PS3 a lot, and I'm not always fully dressed, or I or someone else in the house will be talking about private information(e.g. on the phone with support)

So, can/do they?

Not sure if this is the right place to post this question, and it would be great if someone could direct me to the right place if it isn't.
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Re: Questions About the PS Vita's Cameras/Microphone?

Post by awolkiller6554 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:46 am

GeminiContractor wrote:So, I recalled reading somewhere, a while ago, that Sony's ToS/Privacy Policy disregards your privacy, and that they have the ability to monitor/remotely use your system.
That got me thinking, can they access your cameras/microphone on the Vita, while you are connected to the internet?

I ask because I use remote-play with my PS3 a lot, and I'm not always fully dressed, or I or someone else in the house will be talking about private information(e.g. on the phone with support)

So, can/do they?

Not sure if this is the right place to post this question, and it would be great if someone could direct me to the right place if it isn't.
your being paranoid...i´m pretty sure they dont do this but there might be a possibility that they can *highly doubt the possibility*
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Re: Questions About the PS Vita's Cameras/Microphone?

Post by GeminiContractor » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:48 am

awolkiller6554 wrote:
GeminiContractor wrote:So, I recalled reading somewhere, a while ago, that Sony's ToS/Privacy Policy disregards your privacy, and that they have the ability to monitor/remotely use your system.
That got me thinking, can they access your cameras/microphone on the Vita, while you are connected to the internet?

I ask because I use remote-play with my PS3 a lot, and I'm not always fully dressed, or I or someone else in the house will be talking about private information(e.g. on the phone with support)

So, can/do they?

Not sure if this is the right place to post this question, and it would be great if someone could direct me to the right place if it isn't.
your being paranoid...i´m pretty sure they dont do this but there might be a possibility that they can *highly doubt the possibility*
You can never be too paranoid in this everchanging society(especially when it's Sony or Microsoft). ;)

I suppose you might be right in this case though...
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Re: Questions About the PS Vita's Cameras/Microphone?

Post by Dutt » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:18 am

They wont do this as it would be illegal for them to do that.. Invasion of privacy..
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Re: Questions About the PS Vita's Cameras/Microphone?

Post by thunderz1337 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:20 am

Dutt wrote:They wont do this as it would be illegal for them to do that.. Invasion of privacy..
that hasn't stopped government and companies before.

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Re: Questions About the PS Vita's Cameras/Microphone?

Post by GeminiContractor » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:46 am

Dutt wrote:They wont do this as it would be illegal for them to do that.. Invasion of privacy..
You know they(Sony) have something in their legal documents saying they can, right(well, at least I think Microsoft does)?

Also, before you might say, "Well, that wouldn't hold in court!", the judges tend to side with the companies from what I can tell.

It's almost frightening how they can bend the law by having you accept their terms(which is a wall of text you probably won't bother to read, that has no tl;dr for that reason).
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Re: Questions About the PS Vita's Cameras/Microphone?

Post by wolframio » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:22 am

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012- ... technology



Who is paranoid now? Face tracker, samsung s3 have a camera and use to do face tracking, vita got a camera poiting to yor face all the time... also have 2 touch panels, front and rear (read the link that i post, they say the idea is when you pick up the device, the device read your biometrics). Where you put your finger when you play on the Vita? Ahhh i got the 3g, its have a gps chip on it...

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Re: Questions About the PS Vita's Cameras/Microphone?

Post by wartaf » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:11 am

for what use? why did sony gonna do that? to make their whole company go on a court then to prison?
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Re: Questions About the PS Vita's Cameras/Microphone?

Post by GeminiContractor » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:04 am

wartaf wrote:for what use? why did sony gonna do that? to make their whole company go on a court then to prison?
Probably to catch hackers and pirates, and further limit their users.
Touch-pad for fingerprints, cameras for visual identification(front for face; back for location), and a microphone for audio identification. :roll:
Even if their terms/privacy policy don't say anything, they can change it whenever, as is written when you read them. :roll:

Also a part from their SEN Privacy Policy:

"Passive Information Collection via Sony Entertainment Network

SNEI may collect information such as SEN account holders' system IP address, IP address-related information, system Media Access Control ("MAC") address, network configuration information, network device information, peripheral information, USB device information, plug-in and monitor information, information generated by applicable devices"

It's probably nothing to worry about though, right? :P
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Re: Questions About the PS Vita's Cameras/Microphone?

Post by NeroEx » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:45 am

GeminiContractor wrote:
wartaf wrote:for what use? why did sony gonna do that? to make their whole company go on a court then to prison?
Probably to catch hackers and pirates, and further limit their users.
Touch-pad for fingerprints, cameras for visual identification(front for face; back for location), and a microphone for audio identification. :roll:
Even if their terms/privacy policy don't say anything, they can change it whenever, as is written when you read them. :roll:

Also a part from their SEN Privacy Policy:

"Passive Information Collection via Sony Entertainment Network

SNEI may collect information such as SEN account holders' system IP address, IP address-related information, system Media Access Control ("MAC") address, network configuration information, network device information, peripheral information, USB device information, plug-in and monitor information, information generated by applicable devices"

It's probably nothing to worry about though, right? :P
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