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Originally Posted by avesdude View Post

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.

Skype is pretty insecure. People can get DDoS'ed from using it.

Well, I suppose if one distrusts Microsoft, then one should not buy it.
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Originally Posted by Lombax View Post

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.

Well Sony is a bunch of companies really. I hate certain parts of it more, but considering that it still uses the same name I could care less. Sony has put Malware on music CD's that was meant to act as DRM but only opened up back doors into your PC. Sony didn't encrypt your user data and allowed hackers to hack into the servers more then one time, Not only PSN but other services as well.

Most of the current Sony products are sub par compared to the competition, Sony Car and Home Audio Products should be avoided. Sony Phone are only good but not better then what you tend to get from others for cheaper, Sony TV's are OK the cheap ones should be avoided and the higher end TV's are sill worse then Samsung's high end. Sony Computers should be avoided, Their laptops are made cheaply and tend not be be as good as the competitors. Sony has been in a runt because of this, only recently they have reported a non loss in sales.

PS Vita is a total Flop with no signs of turning that around. Sony's problem is Sony. Why people trust Sony when time and time again they get caught doing things people are compiling about here.


Also when is the last time Sony did any innovation? Blu-ray wasn't sony, they were one of the many that made it. PSN was a copy of XBL at every turn.
Sony has been declining over the last 13 years, Samsung filling in most of the gap.

To answer your Question
People hate sony for being sony.
One of the most greedy companies known to man
Edited by DzillaXx - 5/27/13 at 11:13am
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The Kinect is as much of a controller as anything else. You think they're going to put so much R&D into that thing then make it optional? Not a biggy. would be nice to always have a way to control the xbox, even with your voice.
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The Kinect is as much of a controller as anything else. You think they're going to put so much R&D into that thing then make it optional? Not a biggy. would be nice to always have a way to control the xbox, even with your voice.

By all means, throw one into the box but don't make it mandatory to have the thing plugged in all the time. I don't see why it's necessary to force it like that, especially if I want a games console to just play games. I have no interest in routing everything though it.
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so explain it to me why is it mandatory even if it's not actually being used? there must be a reason for making the kinect mandatory, and there is a reason why microsoft already patented this idea.

they may not be doing it right now, but they will be, once consumers got "CONDITIONED" to the idea of always on and always online kinect.

i will say that they are "paving the way", just wait and see.
Edited by ghostrider85 - 5/27/13 at 12:09pm
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World leader in privacy?

Oh Really? Skype ToS anyone? Kinetic patent anyone? Etc.

Microsoft now is trying to corner the market on being funny apparently.
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Oh! well, there you go. They said they won't use it for evil so that means they won't and there is nothing to worry about rolleyes.gif
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If they use it as a monitoring device, I hope they're prepared to see a hell of a lot of people smacking their meat around...
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the ability to ruin a life from a leak to another organization that then silently passes to the press is legendary
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“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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And what about Skype?
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