Originally Posted by adamkatt
If you honestly think Microsoft is going to use the Kinect to spy on people, you're nuts.
This is going to be way off course, but, I have to say it.....
When those of us that had the forethought to say/know that the entire US population was being spied on, nearly everyone said the same thing you have said.
When those of us said that it is possible for cell phones to be taped, remotely, and used for surveillance, nearly everyone said the same thing.
A couple of years later, it was spoken about on the news, and reliable information was given that this level of spying was going on. People denounced those sources and said it wasn't happening, covered their ears, closed their eyes, and just sang "llalalalalalallalalalalalaaaaa" to themselves.
Now, here we are a few years since the last reports, and look what is happening in the world with the NSA, spying on everyone and their dead mother. Everything we had said was happening years ago, and was denied, turned out to be true.....
My point and how it relates to this? You literally have one of the most advanced, if not the most advanced, consumer electronic video/audio recognition devices in the living room. Attached to a device that is, by default, in a suspended state when not in use, and connected to the freaking internet!
You honestly don't think that it couldn't be tapped? Please......I am not a tin foil hat wearing loon, and I even recognize the potential for that.
But then again, when people made claims the TSA was storing full body scan images, the government simply said "Nah, we aren't. It isn't designed that way......" a couple of months later, we find out the truth, that they were. Here we are a few years later, and they are being removed from Airports due to privacy violations.....
Don't believe what others are telling you, look at patterns and history, and what the technology in question is actually capable of!Edited by PostalTwinkie - 6/30/13 at 11:12am