PS4 this product meets our minimum security standards
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PS4

We're guessing Santa gets asked for gaming consoles more than just about any other gift. The PS4 — whether it be the Slim or the beefed up Pro — brings you into the world of Red Dead Redemption 2, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Last of Us, God of War and more. Play online with your friends or alone on your couch. Use it as your Blu-ray player, your Netflix box, and your Spotify hub. It’s all way too much fun. Just make sure you read up on that thing called two-factor authentication.

Can it spy on me

Camera Device: No | App: Yes
Microphone Device: No | App: No
Location Tracking Device: No | App: No

What does it know about me

Product uses encryption
Yes

Reading level for privacy policy

Grad school

Privacy policy reading level scores provided by the Usable Privacy Policy Project
Shares your information with 3rd parties for unexpected reasons
Yes
Nearly every company collects some kind of information on its users. That’s how the internet works. It’s how they use and care for this information that matters. You should know whether a company shares or sells your personal information to others and for what reasons. For the purpose of this report Mozilla determined that if according to a company’s privacy policy, it appeared to share data with third parties that could then use that information to market or advertise to customers, then we labeled it as “Shares information with third parties for unexpected reasons.” This does not mean your information is definitely used for these purposes. Simply that the policy leaves the possibility open your information could be used in this way.

Can I control it

If a password is required, you must change the default password
Yes
Automatic security updates
Yes
Deletes data it stores on you
Yes
Has parental controls
Yes

Company shows it cares about its customers

Company manages security vulnerabilities
Yes
Company makes it easy to contact customer support
Phone Number (800) 345-7669
Live Chat Yes
Email No
Twitter Yes

What could happen if something went wrong

If you don't set up two-factor authentication, someone could hack into your PlayStation account and buy a bunch of games on your credit card. That could get expensive.

Updates

Setting up Two-Factor Authentification for Your PS4
YouTube
Watch this video and learn how to add an extra layer of account security by using 2-Step Verification. With 2SV activated, a verification code is sent to your mobile phone when anyone tries to signs in to your PSN account on PS4 systems, web browsers, the PlayStation App, or select Xperia mobile phones. This code is required to complete the sign-in process on these devices.

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