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The PlayStation Network is to undergo a major rebranding this week when it is integrated into an all-new Sony Entertainment Network. On Wednesday, 8 February, PSN account holders will find their details transferred to the SEN, tying Sony's digital entertainment offerings together in one sensibly-named platform. Sony …

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Happy

SEN

Means 'Special Educational Needs' where I work...

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Special Educational Needs

Exactly how I read it as well.

I'm soon going to be on the SEN register, oh joy...

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In their official statement...

"We have taken measures to ensure the PSN is never hacked again. By changing the name to SEN."

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Anonymous Coward

Polish a turd, it's still a turd.

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Anonymous Coward

Indeed you can't polish a turd....

but you can always roll it in glitter.

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Actually, you can! Link below courtesy Mythbusters:

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=mythbusters%20polish%20poop&source=web&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CCcQtwIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdsc.discovery.com%2Fvideos%2Fmythbusters-polishing-a-turd.html&ei=gdcvT56tCeO_0QWX5tmtCA&usg=AFQjCNEkpOazDBS8u01WPmCkg20X-Mt1jg&cad=rja

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Its a good cost saving measure. Rather than having multiple systems to clean up after being hacked, they now only have one :)

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I was going to make a joke about all user information being stored in one "convenient" account being convenient for anyone wanting to steal that data too, but I think this thread will be full of those pretty soon.

There are some serious concerns there, mind, but those concerns (and jokes) aside, the change does make sense.

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Ironically however

Whilst Sony may be at the sharp end of jokes about hacking, there were no real victims, nothing of use was taken, and banks never saw any increases in fraud as a result of it.

Yet Xbox Live accounts are being sucked clean on a daily basis on a huge scale, but the media turns a blind eye, as nobody wants to upset Microsoft....

Make of that what you will....

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WTF?

wow...

Barry,

yet again you manage to bring microsoft into a copletely unrelated topic...

You truly are on a mission, or just a bit mad and paranoid...

If you want to comment on the piece, do so, but leave the trolling for once eh?

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@Barry

"as nobody wants to upset Microsoft" -- haven't they suffered enough, poor darlings awww

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Obligatory Alan Partridge quote

"No Alan, it's called a Rover Metro now".....

"They've re-badged it you fool".

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Vic
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This is fairly standard Sony fare

In my time at Sony, I worked for four different Sony companies without changing desk...

Vic.

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Wow, that is efficient desk work. Thumbs up for the effort.

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As I understand it, this means anybody with a PSN account will be automatically registered for other Sony online services (music, video etc) and bound by terms that cover them all.

If you don't want these services and therefore don't accept the new terms, your PSN/SEN account becomes inaccessible.

Bah!

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