The other thread about this was... deleted, I guess, since I can't find it anywhere? Just to give this a more positive spin or what's up?
The previous thread was locked, as it generated a lot of misinformation. That this update meant that Sony is recording you and listening in on you was not a different spin, but straight up false.
(You can still find locked threads through your My Posts feature.)
Misinformation that people including yourself perpetuated.
You added a follow up post with a clarification eventually, which is good, but a lot of people don't read every comment, let alone the opening post. And the opening post was the main problem. So keeping that thread open would lead to a lot more comments based on a misunderstanding.
You can spin it any way you want in here, as long as you understand how it works.
You could always record things on PS4. So this isn't something new. It's just an easier way for people to report abuse.
Anyway, I still consider this a privacy invasion since it's not really opt-in. I mean, it's opt-in in the sense that you can use the console without Sony getting to hear your voice, but it's not really opt-in in the sense that to guarantee your voice not getting heard by Sony, you have to give up on something that doesn't really need to record your voice. It's not a terrible privacy invasion, but I still don't consider it even close to being worth the trade-off.
As you do essentially anywhere. And any moderately sized community needs a moderation system. Which is why any member can submit anything you've said on this forum for moderator review.
Do you consider that an invasion of privacy as well, or would that only be if it involved your voice instead of just text?
Either way, just like anywhere on the internet, if you don't want what you've said to be seen/heard by anyone else, your only option really is to not participate.
Anyone can record/save what you've said.
But I have to wonder who would be concerned about this? If you get reported in Patry chat, that means you're so unbearable that even your friends report you to the authorities, or you have shitty friends.
Or alternatively, if you're chatting with strangers, do you say things you need to be worried about others hearing?
If the issue is simply "a stranger hearing your voice", then why are you ok with all the strangers in the Party chat hearing your voice?
Because if they're not strangers, then you're not going to get reported.
Last edited by Hiku - on 17 October 2020