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Sunday, 22 May 2011

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XBOX Live is Not Safe for Children

Las Vegas (AP) A customer service representative has said that XBox Live is not safe for Children and parents need to take care before allowing them online.

The security concern comes days before preview of the Mango update for Windows Phone 7, launches a new XBox dashboard which includes PayPal and is getting ready for E3.

The customer service representative advised that parents have a duty to check all new toys before allowing their children to play with them and XBox was no different.

The statement follows concerns raised by parent Ivan Beenrippedoff at the weekend who after letting his 6 yr old son play Xbox for an hour found his credit card had been debited $190. Microsoft allege the 6 yr old boy purchased 3 games, Mr Beenrippedoff contests this saying his son was being socially engineered by Microsoft to keep pressing that green button and had no idea his fathers credit card was being debited.

Revelations of this devious practice is a major blow for Microsoft which has been attempting to convey itself as the safe option after the Sony PS3 Network breach.

With online downloads becoming a major revenue generator for developers such as Activision, Call of Duty; and Harmonix who make Rock Band 3 and Dance Central there is going to be great pressure on Microsoft to ensure online play is safe.

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