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There is an undeniable growing trend among players towards unconditional acceptance of behavior tracking in digital gamesThis trend has muted one of the two interlocutors necessary for a transcendent Hegelian dialectic that finds a viable synthesis between a corporate thesis that attempts to gather more and more data aimed at maximizing profit, and an antithesis that seeks individual players’ interests and resists privacy-infringing practices.Both as researchers and as professionals utilizing behavioral tracking, we believe it is essential to establish a dialectic relation with the users that we monitor and collaborate with. An ethical synthesis can be found only through a negotiation of interests and methods between polarized corporate and personal desires.
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CANOSSA, Alessandro. Reporting From the Snooping Trenches: Changes in Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Behavior Tracking in Digital Games. Surveillance & Society, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 3, p. 433-436, june 2014. ISSN 1477-7487. Available at: <https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/article/view/trenches>. Date accessed: 19 oct. 2017.
Behavior tracking; Privacy; Digital Entertainment; Game Analytics.
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