Sony is continuing with its bulldozer approach to crushing jailbreaking on its PS3 games console and taking the fight to the next level in the most extreme way thinkable.
As reported by Wired today, a federal magistrate is granting Sony the right to obtain the IP addresses of anyone who visited the web presences of hardware hacker George Hotz between January 2009 and the present day.
It doesn’t stop there either. Sony has also gained the right to get data from YouTube, Google, and Twitter.
The host of Geohot’s Geohot.com website is also ordered to hand over “….documents reproducing all server logs, IP address logs, account information, account access records and application or registration forms” tied to Geohot’s site.
But while people might be concerned at the ongoing plight of Geohot, Sony’s privacy invasion goes even further.
His site host, Bluehost, also has to provide “any other identifying information corresponding to persons or computers who have accessed or downloaded files hosted using your service and associated with the www.geohot.com website, including but not limited to the geohot.com/jailbreak.zip file.”
That could very well mean you.
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