So I figured I’d cave in to the hype surrounding StarCraft II to log in to my Battle.net account, and see whether there is an OS X download, and how much that would be. I was greeted with new terms and conditions for my account that I had to agree on.
There were two boxes, one with a ton of relatively regular sounding terms. Then a second box with this:
[ ] I consent to Blizzard monitoring and/or reviewing my personal messages.
Fuck no, Blizzard, you’re not law enforcement.
The law gives police the right to do all of the above if sufficient reasons exist for doing so. You don’t need the same power.
You cannot be allowed to have the same rights without making a mockery of democracy; there’s a ton of good reasons why you shouldn’t have that power, and why having that power is privilege restricted to a very small set of government officials.
No. Just no. This is not 1984.