I guess that you mean articles like this?
These articles are worded wrong. Sony said that the PSN hackers used a known vulnerability (known as in not being a completely new vulnerability), but Sony didn't know that their servers had this vulnerability.
If they wanted trying to save face, wouldn't it be better to tell it the same day as they knew about the hack? I don't see how waiting 6 days is an attempt to save face (unless i'm misunderstand something you mean?).
I agree that it wouldn't hurt to know earlier, but would it make a much difference though? Speaking of hacks in general, lets say that we get to know that opersonal info might be leaked, what action could be do after 1-2 days instead of after 6 days?
Sure, if someone does wrong actions deliberately, they need to be held accountable, i agree to that. But what actions are you referring to that Sony need to be held accountable for?
Those who were affected by the PSN hack were already compensated. Everyone who wanted could sign up for one year of ID protection and Sony would pay for it. No one was so affected by the PSN hack that they need tons of money to correct the damage that happened to them (if any damage at all).
Regarding PSN, yeah, i just ment to say that if someone is so against the rules of PSN, they have the option not to use it
As with most electronic products, if you don't agree to the terms, you can't use it or the usage will be a lot more limited. Many of these terms do not hold up in court either (this depends on from country to country however).