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Xbox Live points out new Terms of Use

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Microsoft has updating their Xbox Live Terms of Use (TOU). However, in order to avoid any possible frustrations and heartaches, they have put out a PSA announcing the new terms and explaining them. Loving the transparency!

Announced through an Xbox Wire, the new Xbox Live TOU asks all users to keep their contact information up to date. This is a way to ensure that security proofs are valid and can be checked against other applications. That’s right, it looks like Xbox Live will now chat to Netflix to make sure there isn’t any fraud against your account:

More app experiences available via Xbox Live are provided by a partner with whom you may have a separate online account. If you choose to link this account with your Xbox Live account, we confirm key data points across the accounts by sharing data such as your name, address, email address and date of birth with the partner. In this TOU update, customers agree to allow Microsoft to share this information in this manner.

They are definitely sending out this PSA to ensure that people don’t get locked out of their accounts due to mismatching information. So, this may be the right time to go check that all your details match up. I know sometimes spouses use one person as the Xbox Live account, while the other is the Netflix account. Not sure how the TOU will handle that, or if it’s time to pick some details and stick with them.

Last Updated: October 29, 2013

41 Comments

  1. Vampyre Squirrel

    October 29, 2013 at 12:08

    Might actually have to check mine 😛

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  2. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 29, 2013 at 12:09

    Look out for the section where it says “all your base are belong to us”

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    • ToshZA

      October 29, 2013 at 12:23

      “All your box are belong to us”

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 29, 2013 at 12:25

        …with this supplementary gear:

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 29, 2013 at 12:27

          You must use that stuff alot!

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          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 29, 2013 at 12:29

            Nope, never have to, cuz PC and Steam and awesome

        • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

          October 29, 2013 at 12:30

          Nasty

          Reply

  3. ToshZA

    October 29, 2013 at 12:22

    What if you don’t have, nor have any intention of using a Netflix account?

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    • Pieter Kruger

      October 29, 2013 at 13:36

      Then on the Xbox homepage you can log in and under Privacy Settings just disable “share my info with partners”.

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      • ToshZA

        October 29, 2013 at 13:49

        That works.

        Reply

  4. TiMsTeR1033

    October 29, 2013 at 12:27

    @ zoe you make that transparency? if so Photoshop skills are increasing..

    Reply

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      October 29, 2013 at 12:32

      … no. sadly. my photoshop fu is not yet that strong

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      • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

        October 29, 2013 at 12:33

        *paint fu

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 29, 2013 at 12:34

          paint is for children…

          Reply

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 12:36

            Screw you Tim! I’ll tell Master Rince or the Admiral and you’ll be demoted for dissing fellow lagz homies.
            How else do you think I got my awesome profile pic?
            I got skillz yo

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 29, 2013 at 12:38

            Yoh such anger! Did I hit a nerve or something!

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 12:39

            As you should clearly be able to see by my picture. I am a master at Paint. A master I say!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 29, 2013 at 12:40

            A master indeed!! *cough* could do in my *cough* sleep* This Flu is going around lately!

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 12:46

            You make me a better one (with similar comedic qualities) and I’ll gladly change mine. Beehaaatch

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 29, 2013 at 12:43

            You tell him. That masterpiece I posted the other day was Paint all the way.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 29, 2013 at 12:45

            what masterpiece?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 29, 2013 at 12:47

            My Darryl/Sean Connery mash-up.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 29, 2013 at 13:25

            I never saw that..

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 29, 2013 at 12:45

            This is a better Avatar

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 12:46

            But he has legs. I don’t have legs.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 29, 2013 at 12:49

            Now he’s making fun of the disabled. :/

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 12:49

            Bastard.

          • Weanerdog

            October 29, 2013 at 13:41

            Geez Tim insensitive much, John has no legs mate.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 29, 2013 at 13:42

            He really doesn’t have legs?

          • Weanerdog

            October 29, 2013 at 13:43

            Why else would his profile picture look like that.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 29, 2013 at 13:45

            shit my bad!

          • Weanerdog

            October 29, 2013 at 13:46

            Why don’t you just photoshop the legs out of the picture you made for him?

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 14:14

            Oh dear. Wasn’t here to save you.

            I have legs Tim. Don’t worry, no insult.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 29, 2013 at 14:19

            No you don’t I cut them off!

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 29, 2013 at 14:21

            Dammit!

          • Weanerdog

            October 29, 2013 at 15:45

            Had you going for a sec there didn’t I, trollolololol

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 29, 2013 at 13:51

            Want me to snipe him for you JJ?

            *chuckle*

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 29, 2013 at 12:35

        People gonna say woah when they see new headers!! *evil laugh*

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  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 29, 2013 at 12:47

    I don’t believe this comes from MS. It’s too reasonable & explanatory.

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    • Vampyre Squirrel

      October 29, 2013 at 14:04

      YOU! Back to your PC with your true words!

      Reply

  6. guest

    October 29, 2013 at 14:53

    Does this mean that eventually I will have to update the details on my XBL UK account to be accurate and migrate over to an SA XBL account?

    I did notice that with the move from points to local currency, it is getting harder to use a UK account.
    A lot of places are only selling local gift cards now 🙁

    By the way, how is the current SA Xbox Live these days?
    Is it still missing a lot of features and games?
    Is some DLC still delayed on the SA XBL from it’s original release date compared to the rest of the world?

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