Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Data-mining in games bill proposed in CA

A story appeared on Joystiq yesterday about a California Assemblywoman named Lori Saldana who is trying to introduce a bill into state legislature that would make it illegal for companies to embed spyware into their games. They write:
Battlefield 2142 has come under scrutiny for requiring players to install software that collects personal data from users' PCs and transfers it to foreign servers for advertising purposes. Consumers aren't warned of the adware application until opening the game box.

Read the short coverage on Joystiq here, or go to the original article on GamePolitics.

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