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Virtual Legality Episode 494

Avengers Game Introduces Gravest Threat Yet: Doxxing

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The Avengers video game project has seemed snakebit even from its earliest introduction, but I don't think anyone thought the latest DLC drop would result in personal information being streamed out to the world.

There are bugs and then there are BUGS...in Virtual Legality.

#Avengers #PlayAvengers #Doxxing


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Discussed in this episode:
"Seeing the date and numbers on the screen is very jarring. How did they manage to screw this up?"
Reddit Thread - Play Avengers - June 22, 2021
https://www.reddit.com/r/PlayAvengers/comments/o5por5/seeing_the_date_and_numbers_on_the_screen_is_very/

"Uhhh can confirm Avengers is showing people’s IP addresses ON SCREEN..."
Tweet - June 22, 2021 - Paul Tassi
https://twitter.com/PaulTassi/status/1407365797593370627

"We're aware of the issue where a floating string of text appears on the screen..."
Tweet - June 22, 2021 - Marvel's Avengers
https://twitter.com/PlayAvengers/status/1407362820082176009

"Warning: ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ Is Showing Your IP Address On Screen After New Patch"
Forbes - June 22, 2021
https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2021/06/22/warning-marvels-avengers-is-showing-your-ip-address-on-screen-after-new-patch/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

"SQUARE ENIX TERMS OF SERVICE"
Updated March 12, 2021
https://square-enix-games.com/en_US/documents/tnc

"U.S. Privacy Notice"
Updated August 5, 2020
https://square-enix-games.com/en_US/documents/privacy

"DATA BREACH RESPONSE: A GUIDE FOR BUSINESS"
FTC Webpage
https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/data-breach-response-guide-business


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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