Servers could be used to identify players


Service: Slither.io
Status: DECLINED
Case: none
Changes: 4
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Author: marli16648 Curator


Our servers log very basic information about each computer connecting to our site, such as IP address, device characteristics, and browser type. None of this information is associated with any identified person at the time it is collected, but it could potentially be tied to you somehow if we are required to disclose our server logs as a result of a subpoena or other legal process.
The privacy policy states, "Our servers log very basic information about each computer connecting to our site, such as IP address, device characteristics, and browser type. None of this information is associated with any identified person at the time it is collected, but it could potentially be tied to you somehow if we are required to disclose our server logs as a result of a subpoena or other legal process." In other words, the policy says slither.io is unable to identify it's players, but its servers could be used to identify them if they are forced to. In my opinion, I do not think this is a bad idea since users are still kept anonymous but their information can be used to solve crimes (possibly a rare situation, but still possible).


Comments:
On 2018-08-22 09:24:27 UTC, michielbdejong Staff wrote:

We should pick a case to assign to this point. That depends on which part you want to highlight. The fact that they collect information about users? The fact that they don't specify how long they keep their logs? The fact that they say they will cooperate with government requests (and if so, is that a good thing or a bad thing?)

On 2018-08-29 08:25:56 UTC, michielbdejong Staff wrote:

changes-requested: See previous comment

On 2020-12-23 16:32:56 UTC, Agnes de Lion Staff wrote:

declined: The point hasn't been changed for more than 2 months.



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Version 4: 2018-07-05 02:13:30 UTC by marli16648 Curator

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Updated Analysis: The privacy policy states, "Our servers log very basic information about each computer connecting to our site, such as IP address, device characteristics, and browser type. None of this information is associated with any identified person at the time it is collected, but it could potentially be tied to you somehow if we are required to disclose our server logs as a result of a subpoena or other legal process." In other words, the policy says slither.io is unable to identify it's players, but its servers could be used to identify them if they are forced to. In my opinion, I do not think this is a bad idea since users are still kept anonymous but their information can be used to solve crimes (possibly a rare situation, but still possible).

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