Chris Boyd, a security researcher at GFI Security who has studied the security of online games for several years, points out :
“It’s been known for a while that a networked PS3 will contact Sony servers at start up (whether it has an active PlayStation network account on it or not), which performs various tasks related to error logs, updates and other activities,”
Sony’s ability to track events and execute code should only really be a concern to the average users only if you use your PlayStation 3 for anything illegal.
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