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http://www.vg247.com/2013/05/27/we-arent-using-kinect-to-snoop-says-harrison/
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Microsoft Games Studios vice president Phil Harrison has said the platform holder has “very, very good” privacy policies and won’t use Xbox One’s admittedly creepy always-listening feature for any nefarious purposes.
“Microsoft has very, very good policies around privacy. We’re a leader in the world of privacy, I think you’ll find,” Harrison told Eurogamer.
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Kinect is potentially capable though, but lets not get too paranoid about it..

If someone stood outside your home window, a man, a stranger and looked in would you mind? Of course not, because you have nothing to hide and that man cant recall or repeat what he has seen or even share what he has seen with others.. he saw nothing, so in effect your privacy to sit in your pants or for your girlfriend to eat yoghurt sat in her undies while you watch netflix means nothing.Its certainley fine to allow for Kinect to record your children in their bedroom while they play games, totally and utterly fine! in ten years from now while they play the software will even educate them for you so its all good.
Its not wrong, the man looking through the window is safe, he is just a man in a long coat and what bad has man ever done? naaa... you will be fine the law wouldn't allow it of course, because its not like the law applies only to citizens and not to big corps and governments too.

totally crazy to think any man would EVER exploit a home surveillance opportunity. And even when your finally ready to revolt against that government ( you know like what happened in Syria recently) they system isnt smart enough to record key words, and plots.

I ran out of Sarcasm ^
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Well, to be honest, has MS ever been found to actually be taking user data like other companies do? (Like that EA-Origin "bug").

Yes, the tech for doing so is definitely there, but then again, MS also has access to your laptop webcam + mic, since there is no hardware switch to turn it off...
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Its listening

Its watching

They know
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I put electrical tape over every camera on every laptop I've ever owned, even after I uninstalled the drivers for it. No way this Kinect is going to be sitting in my livingroom.
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Well, to be honest, has MS ever been found to actually be taking user data like other companies do? (Like that EA-Origin "bug").

Yes, the tech for doing so is definitely there, but then again, MS also has access to your laptop webcam + mic, since there is no hardware switch to turn it off...

I run linux and dont really use my cam, i dont think the drivers are installed redface.gif
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Still even if they won't spy on you, it is ridiculous to make the kinect mandatory.
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Well, to be honest, has MS ever been found to actually be taking user data like other companies do? (Like that EA-Origin "bug").

If by ever being found you mean accused publicly probably not, but this is one of the biggest corporations in the world, so think twice before you attach yourself to public statements..
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Of course, and the government would need to get a warrant to access a camera that Microsoft installed in your home, right?? Oh, wait...
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If by ever being found you mean accused publicly probably not, but this is one of the biggest AMERICAN corporations in the world, so think twice before you attach yourself to public statements..


Even if MS didn't want to snoop and share there are easily attainable ways of the government forcing them to comply and share.. not a video but a real time feed of your home !

is it a games console or an invasive surveillance tool ? Why make it mandatory ? when someone answers that properly at MS then we shall see the full picture. I wont buy one and casually mentioning the kinect feature to friends and family turns them off immediately from buying one. If this becomes a big story in the papers then MS are not going to sell many
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