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Comment: Re:Bunch of knobs (Score 4, Insightful) 124

by davester666 (#48673305) Attached to: Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack

If only the games for these systems didn't depend on Microsoft's and Sony's servers to be accessible for them to work. It's almost as if it's some kind of crazy DRM scheme.

Maybe eventually we will have the technology to make a console and games that don't depend on a server that is not in the purchasers control.

Comment: Re:Privacy indépendant from beacons (Score 2) 51

by davester666 (#48673015) Attached to: How Target's Mobile App Uses Location Tech To Track You

These apps, fitness tracking apps, car monitoring apps, they all COULD work just fine without uploading everything to the vendor's server. But now, vendors have the belief that you didn't pay enough when you purchase merchandise from them. You need to further monetized, by selling information about you to other companies.

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