July 14, 2010

Your Email is Rated E, for Everyone to See

Two days ago I posted an article talking about Blizzard’s upcoming change to make users use thier real name for their account instead of an anonymous handle. Well this didn’t sit well with the account holders. So in effort to stop this from happening users and fans sent emails to Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) in hopes something would be done. However what ended up happening was ESRB sent a mass email back to the complainants along with everyones email address. 961 people had their personal email sent out to 960 other users. The board apologized for the mistake and said it was “both unfortunate and regrettable”. Wonder what will happen next.

To view the article about Blizzard’s account change here is the link:

http://www.thegamersblog.com/2010/07/12/blizzard-gains-aggro-from-its-customers/

8 comments

  1. ScrotusKilmystr - July 17, 2010 7:01 am

    every bit of info transmitted and recieved from your computer can be tracked with the “mac” address unless you can hack it pretty much

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  2. thsoundman - July 16, 2010 8:14 am

    I am until I play MMO’s then I start giving out my personal info so people can get a hold of me in case of an “emergency” 😛

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  3. Larry - July 15, 2010 11:52 pm

    Is anyone ever really anonymous on the internet?

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  4. ScrotusKilmystr - July 15, 2010 1:07 pm

    funny how the one group that is supposed to be an example for everyone else seem’s to just as bad! Makes me wonder if it was actually a mistake or purposely done becasue it’s a simple matter of a mouse click to not show email addyies

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  5. AceOfNades69 - July 15, 2010 1:05 pm

    ESRB said it was an employee’s mistake which made all this happen. Someone might be out of a job.

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  6. CABXYZ - July 14, 2010 10:10 pm

    Since I use one email for pretty much everything, I would be screwed. I would not be happy and would stop my support for the ESRB. That’s just inexcusable.

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  7. thsoundman - July 14, 2010 9:44 pm

    Someone would most likely be hearing from my attorney.

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  8. T8 - July 14, 2010 4:33 pm

    id have been super pissed!

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