US Government Wants to Hack Gaming Consoles
The US government, concerned that terrorists and pedophiles are using gaming consoles for illegitimate ends, are researching ways to hack into them.
You might wonder what information the government could be seeking by hacking into game systems. What could they possibly learn? Potentially a lot, since they intend the hacks to collect data for analysis by computer forensics. Even if you don’t reveal any personal details over Xbox Live or Sony Entertainment Network, the US government could offer information about how you use the console as evidence in court cases. Furthermore, connecting gaming accounts to other services such as Facebook can result in sensitive data being stored on your console without your knowledge. Between not knowing what your console might have on it and not knowing how the government can use your playing habits against you, this presents a huge privacy concern.
Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and the Electronic Software Association have made no comment on whether or not console makers will cooperate with government efforts.
Source: The Canberra Times
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