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Of course they're not spying, they're just watching and listening to you at all times
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Sorry MSFT, but there's absolutely zero reason for any video game console to have a camera/sound recognition system such as the Kinect as a mandatory part of its operation. Between this, the "used game" fiasco, the always on-line thing, and everything else they've lost a sale from me.

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Of course they're not spying, they're just watching and listening to you at all times

Exactly, and since you purchased the console knowing this requirement and agreed to it in the User Agreement (you know they'll have a clause about the Kinect in there somewhere) it's something you've given them permission to do. They're not snooping, they're just exercising the rights you've given them.
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Of course they're not spying, they're just watching and listening to you at all times

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Its listening

Its watching

They know
It knows what it likes.
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To the people early in the thread, claiming that MS has never stolen private info . . . did we forget about Skype? They permanently record everything that's said or texted on Skype.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/05/think-your-skype-messages-get-end-to-end-encryption-think-again/

Yeah . . . I totally trust these [expletive] with a live camera in my living room at all times.
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Why of course MS is full of it with that statement.
Remeber a few years ago when someone tried to pass a law requiring you to watch every advertisement on a DVD movie or else and how that went?
The reason it didn't pass wasn't due to the fact it would have been invading your privacy or anything like that - It was because at the time there was no way to enforce it and that was the reason why the bill didn't pass.

Now enter Kinect with it's facial recognition capabilities along with other things like phones with cameras, lappys with cameras and microphones and such, yes they are working towards that. Knowing who's there and what they are doing all the time relates to another subject Kinect has been associated with.

Remember the old saying "Knowledge is Power"? Well, they're working on gaining more power over you with these devices and you're footing the bill for these efforts yourselves when you buy these devices.

Not that I have a need for an XBox since I really don't game but such things figure into more than just Kinect itself - Alot more then you'd realize.
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In before MS pulls an EA and someone hacks XB1 to work without Kinect.
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If you're not here to snoop then allow me to not use the damn thing, I don't want one. I got a Kinect for my 360 and barely used it.
    
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Serious question, why does everyone hate Sony?

They are pretty innovative, and push the norms alot. They are a little pricey, but the majority of their products are of quality. Even if you don't like their products or pricing, why call them "evil". Only thing I know of is the PS Online security breach, doesn't make them evil though.
    
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I agree but the list is growing and its getting harder to feel like your life is private online:

Step 1: Don't get involved with facebook its evil, ive seen people lose jobs over it and over almost nothing just the way they look !

Step 2: Be careful what you put on the cloud, public or private or google+ (Setup your "own-cloud" and safely share data) the faces of the family photos you share are tagged and profiled.

Step 3: Don't trust Android or Google - sorry its true, they have every wireless Key of anyone who has ever used their phone to connect to a wifi network public or private and there is no opt out unless you opt out of everything ?! why ? .. they also war drive and took everyones SSID when making google maps is just one example of them having access to a very large percentage of the worlds home networks... and now they make a car that can autonomously drive down the street and connect to your home! isnt that just a 'tad' crazy

Cant wait for Firefox mobile O/S thats one group of people that haven't broken trust as of yet.

Step 4: Don't buy xbox one if its kinect is as bad as it sounds. its another privacy invasion.


Im kind of hoping the EU gets a grip on all of this.

I would agree with a majority of this, especially the facebook part. If you do use it, it's like salt; a little bit goes a long way. Use sparingly.

However, if the features of the Xbox One pan out, I'll be getting one.
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