Originally Posted by sknopster Thoughts?
I'm the OP for this thread. It should have died. The issue with the Sony software was solved long ago.
My thought is that our world has changed and the word "privacy" no longer works. If you want to enjoy the electronic world, you have to go public to some degree.
My mother-in-law died two years ago. She had a land line phone that was unplugged when she did not want to be interrupted, did not own or want a computer and forced the Post Office to deliver mail to her door. She had lots of magazine subscriptions and watched TV. She guarded her "privacy". She lost touch with her friends, neighbors and most of her relatives. Her "Privacy" was intact.
Her favorite granddaughter puts her entire life on Facebook. If Grandma had a little less concern about privacy she would have enjoyed being part on her granddaughter's life.
Where Sony and other's get stuck is that companies with deep pocket are constantly harassed by people with frivolous law suits. They have to write their contracts so that they can minimize financial bleeding.