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Nintendo 3DS privacy policy angers some owners

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 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.

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?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems



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