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These BS statements they're making sound a lot like when a government goes into damage control mode, i.e. "I am not a crook", "I did not have sexual relations with that woman", "I am not a dictator", "I've done nothing wrong, that's why I'm pleading the fifth amendment".

The fact that they're at the point where they have to defend their actions by simply stating "we're not snooping, etc" should bring blaring skepticism to the front of everyone's minds. If they're not snooping then why is it mandatory? If I have no need for Kinect but am required to buy it at least give ME the option to let it rot in the box.

If this is where M$ has ended up it's a far cry from where they were in my eyes when they released the original XBOX and this will most likely be the first iteration of an XBOX that I won't own.

Also, to everyone saying "oh I'll just jump ship to PS4" do you have any concrete proof they won't do the same as M$? We're coming to a point where any and every way a company can data mine they are doing it. Whether it's for nefarious reasons or just to clog up your email inbox with crap related to other crap you've googled or what have you. They're always there, always.

Where's my tinfoil hat?
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Microsoft could make all this go away by doing one thing.

Install one of these onto the camera lens.

798si84.jpg

It's the same thing laptops have to cover up their webcams. Just slide it over to open/close it.
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I still am going to set a photograph of people sitting on a couch in front of the kinect. tongue.gif

this is a 3d camera, it can tell if you are real or not.
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Give em a show I say.

No-one want to see my hairy @ss, trust me tongue.gif
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That will do nothing to stop them from listening what with the always on microphone.

Idk this whole thing just leaves a weird taste of 1984 in my mouth.
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look...I'm just going to pull my shorts down and "point" at the lens......get ahead in technology with THIS Microsoft lachen.gif
    
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Microsoft could make all this go away by doing one thing.

Install one of these onto the camera lens.

798si84.jpg

It's the same thing laptops have to cover up their webcams. Just slide it over to open/close it.

THIS.

Or you could always put something to cover the camera at all times? Problem solved biggrin.gif

Glad i don't own a console though.
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No-one want to see my hairy @ss, trust me tongue.gif
But maybe they want to see your wife's hairy ass?

Badum tss!
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But maybe they want to see your wife's hairy ass?

Badum tss!

Ha, how do you know my wife? tongue.gif
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rolleyes.gif okay you found a loophole.

Smartphones then. They have ALL your calls, texts, your location, and it has cameras and a mic.




I agree that it's dumb, and really suspicious, but I REALLY doubt MS is using it to spy on people. If they were, and then were caught, the lawsuits would probably kill MS.

And nobody likes that, ask anyone if they are pleased that their texts and location is stored on a server and that your images are auto uploaded to the cloud now on android? What is wrong with storing them in local memory, they are generally unimportant to anyone and you delete them every few weeks, like they used to be and everyone got on fine.. i will tell you EXACTLY what happens. Bulk audit tools are used to fish for certain sentence strings and information in the texts to detect possible criminals or crooks. Now this may not happen in real time but if the FBI / MI5 / Scotland yard come knocking on your door and ask for a search query they run it on a database of already collected information. This saves large amounts of time? Does it keep the normal person on the street safe from home grown attacks?

if you use a phone you have to expect that it can use its ability to record texts and pick up on keywords in a conversation. So, if your a dodgy mofo don't use anything other than a throw away pay as you go phone (notice these are being phased out for that exact reason)

The key difference apart from peoples current displeasure at not knowing exactly whats going on with their phone and information entirely is that with kinect its in your room in your bed room, it could in theory pass those same keywords of your most private conversations to the same database

now who's paranoid? is it worth the risk to have the 'feeling' of not being able to talk in your own home !? with this tech thats how a lot of people who are clued up would feel.. but then again they wouldn't buy it to begin with.

*Edit also i cant wait to hear the first case of an online gamer getting mad in COD and shouting some 'fag' comment and getting that added to their profile should someone complain, they have the evidence? perhaps thats not possible yet but you see where im going with this..
Edited by Pip Boy - 5/27/13 at 2:44pm
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