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Spyware In BEO? What is "Playtomic"?


8:29 am
November 27, 2011


Very Bad Egg

posts 382


I have noticed that the game has been emitting odd queries to a "Playtomic Tracker". These queries do not appear to correspond to any particular action taken in-game, and, in fact, continue even when no game is being played. The URLs accessed and the responses within appear to be gibberish. Very suspicious of this behavior, I blocked it, and yet it appears to have no adverse effect on the game.


Google says this site is a spyware tracking site. Their site says that they are some kind of "leaderboards" site, which seems to be rather untrue given that the game runs on Playerio, an actual gameserver hosting service, and the leaderboards are queried from there. It also claims to be "analytics", which is corpspeak for "spyware".


Whatever it is, it also happens to be a performance dog and my game runs faster now that it is blocked.

Only the best serve me, let the others moan.

9:49 am
November 28, 2011

Rob Donkin



posts 383


It's not spyware, it's just some stats tracking that we have in the game.

10:05 am
November 28, 2011


The Alpha and the Omegga


posts 819


Out of interest, even if it was spyware, wouldn't it need permission to access anything? Java-DB for example.

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