Nintendo 3DS privacy policy angers some owners

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The Nintendo 3DS has not been without its critics since it was first released to the public. But now there is a new storm brewing as the Nintendo Privacy policy has angered some owners, and a campaign has now been launched.

Paul Allen from Metro.co.uk is reporting that according to the company’s terms and conditions, Nintendo owns the all of the user’s content. This includes all messages, images, and information stored on the device. Personal data such as names, addresses, and ages that are ideal for marketing are also logged.

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Nintendo have also said it has the right to “brick” consoles remotely so they cannot work. In response to this campaigners have ordered 150 cardboard bricks in protest to the comments and plan to send them to the company in protest.

Joshua Gay from Brick Nintendo Before They Brick You campaign said “We urge Nintendo to drop their terms and conditions and apologize”. He went on to say that other companies don’t impose the demands.

Meanwhile Christopher Dring of MCV is reporting that the data policy only affects users in North America, as EU law won’t allow Nintendo having the rights to the user’s content. What do you make of the Nintendo privacy policy in the US?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Celso-Lucio/100001682062373 Celso Lucio

    I have plans to buy a brand spankin new Nintendo 3DS, but never mind, i’ll won’t anymore! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Celso-Lucio/100001682062373 Celso Lucio

    I have plans to buy a brand spankin new Nintendo 3DS, but never mind, i’ll won’t anymore! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marc-André-Thibeault/100002327641383 Marc-André Thibeault

    Nintendo only shares the info stored in your notes and your friends. That’s what they answered by phone.

  • Najad Rahman

    Nah, I think it should be “Brick Nintendo Before They Find Out You’ve Hacked Your 3DS and Brick You To Prevent You From Engaging In Any Illegal Activities” campaign. xD
    I’m kidding, haha, but seriously, unless you’re a hacker why the worry? =/

  • Najad Rahman

    Nah, I think it should be “Brick Nintendo Before They Find Out You’ve Hacked Your 3DS and Brick You To Prevent You From Engaging In Any Illegal Activities” campaign. xD
    I’m kidding, haha, but seriously, unless you’re a hacker why the worry? =/

  • Najad Rahman

    Nah, I think it should be “Brick Nintendo Before They Find Out You’ve Hacked Your 3DS and Brick You To Prevent You From Engaging In Any Illegal Activities” campaign. xD
    I’m kidding, haha, but seriously, unless you’re a hacker why the worry? =/

  • Najad Rahman

    Nah, I think it should be “Brick Nintendo Before They Find Out You’ve Hacked Your 3DS and Brick You To Prevent You From Engaging In Any Illegal Activities” campaign. xD
    I’m kidding, haha, but seriously, unless you’re a hacker why the worry? =/