08-04-2012 01:46 PM - edited 08-04-2012 09:48 PM
and this one even worse
Yet another one
Does anyone besides me see this as a problem?
ask me how I am...I'll reply golden always golden because in Second Life I am.
08-04-2012 08:29 PM - edited 08-04-2012 08:30 PM
What I would suggest you do -- this is general advice given me about what to about potentially abusive items in the Marketplace by a Linden who specialises in such matters -- is go inworld, go to the merchant's shop (there's a slurl on the marketplace page) and AR it there for Incitement to Break ToS or whatever it's called.
on 08-04-2012 02:29 PM
IMO, yes. We all agree to the Community Standards say, "Remotely monitoring conversations in Second Life, posting conversation logs, or sharing conversation logs without the participants' consent are all prohibited." This statement in the ad for the product says .... "Remote (Grid-wide) Spying -- In this mode you can spy on targets wherever they are in the Grid provided you give them a gift to wear with a discrete spy bug. As long as they wear it, you can spy on them any where (even in no-permission parcels)." There's a tiny bit of wiggle room, because the merchant is not telling you to give someone the "gift" without explaining what it does. However, I think it's pretty clear what the intent is.
08-04-2012 02:58 PM - edited 08-04-2012 03:01 PM
Yes - Residents are entitled to a reasonable level of privacy with regard to their Second Life experience. Sharing personal information about your fellow Residents without their consent -- including gender, religion, age, marital status, race, sexual preference, alternate account names, and real-world location beyond what is provided by them in their Resident profile -- is not allowed. Remotely monitoring conversations in Second Life, posting conversation logs, or sharing conversation logs without the participants' consent are all prohibited.
I was disappointed to discover that there is no category on the Second Life marketplace in which to effectively flag this to Linden Labs as breaking their Terms of Service. It seems that the only way to stop this device is to discover someone using it in-world and (due to the secretive nature of this device) that is going to be near impossible.