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FFXI scanning running processes

zefrer (729860) writes | more than 7 years ago

Games

zefrer writes "Several users have noticed suspicious activity from the MMORPG Final Fantasy XI Online after their recent update(March 7th).

Apparently, unlike Blizzard and WoW, Square Enix, the makers of the game did not notify the users of this change, nor did they change their privacy policy to reflect this change. Upon investigation, a privacy conscious user was told that POL, the program used to login to the game which is what does the "checking" of your processes, does these checks in line with Paragraph A1 from their Privacy Policy which states that:

"During registration, we ask you to provide us with certain information that personally identifies you (referred to herein as "Personal Information"). Personal Information may include your name, date of birth, telephone number, mailing address, E-mail address, and credit card account information, as well as any other information that may be used to identify you."

Obviously there's nothing stated in that paragraph about the client being allowed to scan running processes on your computer and send back information without your knowledge or consent."

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