Let me pose a hypothetical use for the 3x (cloud) equivalent xbox-ONE consoles that exist through the power of the internet and cloud connection- which has just been stated that it will be part of service for every xbox-ONE sold. (they stated that in the cloud 3x processing power and STORAGE is included with every purchase) this is used as a selling point !?!?
Data recording, depending on allocated storage space and well.. it wont take much processing power at all to store that data.. microsoft could essentially charge you for a data mining device you place in your house, then charge you monthly for a service that essentially has the power and capabilities to secretly record all viable stream sources IE: Sound, Video and Input (controller or keyboard) for months or years at a time.
Lets say that you only install 6-7 games into the cloud, that leaves say 75% of your online data storage empty but still allocated to your console, then microsoft uses that free space to store the collected data streams from your console (for data mining purposes) potentially allowing them to store YEARS worth of recorded inputs from audio and video that could be archived and brought up at any time the system feels they need to intestate you for anything they might feel needs investigating.
welcome to the capabilities of the current technology and the internet. I am not saying that they are going to do this, but you couldn't prove they aren't going to be doing this.
What would you need to achieve this?
1. Always connected internet or intermittent internet connection that could not exceed storage capabilities of the hardware while not connected.
2. Cloud Storage
3. Cloud processing power for data mining (going though the archived data)
4. A way to fund (monthly) the data centers and cloud computing.
5. Hardware In peoples houses capable of audio and video recording
6. Hardware capable of always on internet connection
7. Internet connection in peoples homes
8. An incentive for people to buy and pay for this hardware and services required to run it on
Originally Posted by -Apocalypse-
You also forgot #9. Inclusion of the existence of this data mining in the TOS to prevent the management from going to jail because of a whistleblower.
I really don't know if microsoft will implement personal spying of this magnitude, but I am exploring the possibility that it could very well achieve this goal.Edited by Killam0n - 5/29/13 at 12:14pm