Review date: 10/23/2019
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, Spiderman, 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.
What could happen if something goes 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. Also, be aware that while Playstation doesn't share your data with third parties, some of the games you play on the PS4 made by other companies might be collecting and sharing your data.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Uses encryption in transit and at rest.
You need a strong password to access your PlayStation Network account. You can set up a passcode for your PlayStation device.
Does it get regular software/firmware updates?
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?