Originally Posted by Axon14
Someone explain to me MS' backpedaling, because I couldn't really follow it. Are they now saying you can turn off kinect or just saying that you can turn off the device? There's so much double talk. I can't stand it. If you can turn it off - really off, not just video - why not just say that? Why all the argument over how they're not going to snoop?
They just implemented a software switch, which means only naive people believe their privacy is safeguarded.
You can't physically disconnect the Kinect from the Xbox One without it requiring you to plug it back in, nor is there any mechanical switch on it for you to be able to turn it off. Only a mechanical on / off switch on the Kinect provides real privacy, software switches can be turned on remotely. People have two solutions: unplug the console from the mains or simply do not buy it. We all know which option effectively sends the message across.Edited by tpi2007 - 6/11/13 at 6:02am