Microsoft Games Studios vice president Phil Harrison has said the platform holder has “very, very good” privacy policies and won’t use Xbox One’s admittedly creepy always-listening feature for any nefarious purposes.
Let me turn it off then.
So simply and perfectly said!
"We're just browsing in Poland." said Hitler. EDIT - I'll leave the comment, but I started thinking some people would say I'm implying MS/One is equivalent to the Nazis. I've had a few beers and was trying to be funny. I'll just say that what we've heard so far about One (Neo) should really be making people think twice.
Its funny that you referenced The Matrix cos I was just thinking about it. I was thinking I'd prefer a larger metal spike shoved in the back of my head to what Microsoft is doing with Xbox. Its just seems alot less intrusive.
Turn off the Xbox One? I bet you the Kinect stays on for some reason. Activates, spies on you. Then flashes red while you sleep, you try to yell at it to turn off and it says: "I'm afraid I can't let you do that".
I'm gonna beat the crap out of an xbox one so hard that's gonna end up singing daisy bell.
wow, xbox one is just a MESS. microsoft is suffering one nightmare after another. as a sympathetic human i feel sorry for all the employees who are getting their product trashed, but then i ask, how the f*ck could you screw up THIS BADLY, you had 10 years to prepare!" and at that point i just smile and say, " BUUURRRRN M$!!!!" XD
Of course you are not using Kinect to spy, and you would tell me if you were wouldn't you?
@chuk5...You don't know how to disconnect the power supply?? That will shut it down for you.
I really hope countries block this and force MS to make it non-mandatory. Germany and Australia have the right idea, I hope others do too
The best thing Microsoft can do now is delay the release of the X1, take it to the drawing board and alter most of it's functions... then release later on a completely altered next Xbox (and change the stupid name).
Wait did i just read "u can opt into it" so thats telling me right there that they are always listening and watching!
exactly...prove it microsoft...by giving US the control
But they seem to be planning on using it as a marketing tool. Measure people reactions to things. Comes off as snooping to me.
What if they see youre fat and you get a lot of McDonalds ads. What if you drink alot and Jim Beam ads come up? What if you smoke crack and they just call the cops? OK, I'm being a bit silly there, but the point is, we just dont know HOW they will use it, and they're just asking us to trust them? I dont even trust the way they say we can trust them. This whole think stinks badly.
What happens when one is stolen and is used to identify the thieves in their home? The thing is that MS has already spelled out how they'd like to use Kinect, and that's as survey marketing tool which the vast number of marketing subject are both unaware and uncompensated that they are. That its MS who'd be getting paid by both advertisers and consumers. With their best assurance to any questions in regards to this that no living person would be able view the collected information. Said assurance offered when the thing has multi-person video conferencing.
If you are referring to a patent, their official response was the same as Sony's when they filed for a patent to do in game ads and block used games. Millions of people have Kinect right now, and I've not seen a single problem or exploitation. Also, nobody is forcing people to buy the Xbox One, if you fear for your privacy, don't buy it. It's actually quite a simple thing, don't like it, don't buy it. I've had my Kinect hooked up since day one, I've had a PS Eye hooked up as well, who really cares? I mean as I said earlier, if you are really thinking there are people monitoring you, don't buy it. I like the tech that comes on when you talk to it, I honestly never thought of it as snooping or anything else, it's not like it's fully on the entire time, the lights go off. If they ever did get caught "snooping" they'd be in all kinds of trouble from the FCC and Government.
I don't get how a patent for an "always on" camera that can potentially spy on people compares to a patent for in game ads. I really don't see how you can compare the two.
"Jek_Porkins" Stopped reading right there.
As if those two patents are in any way equivalent. Your bubbles are truly a mystery.
Wow! You're a very trusting soul. Putting your trust into any corporate entity is a pretty risky thing. http://www.h-online.com/sec... "If they ever did get caught "snooping" they'd be in all kinds of trouble from the FCC and Government." Oh, yeah the government will surely give them trouble if they get caught... Oh wait! http://www.theregister.co.u... LOL!!!
http://i.imgur.com/amn36.gi... It's a surveillance system, get over it. Microsoft is admitting that, just saying 'trust us' we won't do that.
Agreed. Its funny watch all these Sony fan boys making tinfoil hats and spread FUD. I feel sorry for you all. As if a company like Microsoft would use this camera and data to spy on people without being upfront about it. Why risk the massive fines/bad press that would result? They have many many businesses, not just xbox. they don't make there many from selling data/advertising. You are all hilarious.
@Jek: "it's not like it's fully on the entire time, the lights go off" Wow... just... wow. I wonder how I get all those calls on my phone. After all, its lights are off before it rings. @b-real: You mean like Google got in so much trouble for sucking up people's personal info with their StreetView spymobiles? I mean hell, I guess if I don't need to worry about MS because I can be assured that the government will be looking out for my interests, I'm sold!
@ShwankyShpanky: What is your understanding of what Google got in trouble for? What personal data were they recording?
B real http://www.pcworld.com/arti...
@b-real The thing all you retard fanturds dont get is its not N4G its the whole [email protected] world , here in australia it made it onto the news about it breaking privacy laws lmfao you xbox [email protected] suckers need to get a life and realise its not sony fans on N4G doing it, unless you think we sway the government of germany and australia?
@Jek & b-real Do you guys walk around with blinders on? Do you not see the ramped corruption in todays corporations & governments? So the 16 trillion dollar debt the USA has, is just product of the government helping it's people? And the big wall street companies that needed to be bailed out because they helped the people in the US keep their homes etc.? And b-real, this has absolutely nothing to do with fanboism, Sony & Nintendo as well can not be trusted if they also plan on implementing these always on cameras & mics in the future. Maybe you both should put your controllers down for a bit & learn about the real world for a while! Reality is a sobering experience! The key phrases are; A camera & mic that sees in the dark is always on listening for your key word & possibly watch too; We have a 300,000 server cloud service, to store all that data! I don't know, it sounds a lot like user data mining to me! http://www.forgetfoo.com/im...
Ya why cant I buy a cheaper system without it ? Dont want it, not getting it no matter what
XboxOne? More like XboxNone because nobodys gonna buy it.
We have no intent of snooping. If it happens, it will be because Kinect One is capable, but we didn't mean to.
Hey, it worked for Google. "Whoopsy-doodle!"
-_- so i have to do this again
yea? how do we know you are not? how do we know others are not?
cancel the one microsoft just cancel it
Whew, now I can sleep at night and dream about my new Xbone. Thanks Microsoft! /s
"We are using Kinect to snoop", says Harrison *fixed*
Than let me play games without it plugged in. Oh and yeah I am sure you think that just telling people that is proof you wont, just like history has taught us over and over again, the only truth in our entire existence is that human beings have NEVER lied.
"We're a leader in the world of privacy" I stopped reading there.
When I get around to getting the Xbox One, when I'm not using it. Kinect won't be plug in, I don't care if it needs to or not. If I'm not using it then theirs no point of having Kinect plug in. That or have the Kinect facing the Playstation 4 (so that be all that they can see lol). I'm getting both systems, but PS4 will be the first because I feel Xbox One isn't worth getting right away.
I'm so tired of their PR bull
Pretty much said that there might be sort of policy agreement in the future that allows them to transmit what you do in front of the Kinect to their servers.
If that were true it wouldn't be mandatory and wouldn't need always online.
After reading the article I am even more upset. FUCK YOU Harrison. You hope future use will be more appealing to gamers, are you fucking retarded? It is nothing, a waste of plastic. Not only will it surely increase the base cost of the console since every XB1 sold has to be boxed with it, it draws power because it has to be plugged in and you cannot be trusted anymore than the next guy. I wouldn't let the world's kindest most honest person put a camera in my house. Voice commands!!!! This is your revolution??? The first flip phone I owned 10+ years ago had voice controls and I used it once and was like well that's dumb the phone is already in my hand WTF would I need to talk to it for. Well if I am gonna sit down and play a game the controller will be in my hand. Just a FYI your not the leading tech in the living room. The HTPC is if anything has to be the "leading tech" whatever the fuck that means. You can build one for under $400 and customize it like mad, and it will beat the shit out of your stupid ass XB1 plus it doesn't have to have a fucking camera. I am sure you guys will be honest with the camera like the TSA is with the full body scann... oh wait. Well your different right? How would you benefit from putting a camera in all the homes you possibly can?
Dude you gotta turn this rant into a YouTube vid , its epic
Just read it in the voice of Francis...of course at the end you'd have to say you'll get one anyways.:)
Right......and I'm not using my computer to masturbate.
At least your computers not watching you while you do it. Important factor.
ya ya ya.. Kinect is there to make gameplay better for us all.. Yet, i dont see how a core game can be fun without buttons.. A casual or party game can rock with kinect but i dont really play those.. I dont have room for 2 cameras on top of my TV so kinect is out of the picture.. PS4 eye will be there (if necessary) & thats it.. No xbox done in my home unless they scrap the whole thing & start over ditching the always online & used game crap.. Oh & get some good exclusive core games too.. I have no interest in speaking to a camera to change functions or channels
Funny Microsoft your patents say otherwise.
like i said when people freaked out over the sony used game patent: patents don't matter because 99% of the time they don't see the light of day. however, if this patent happens to become a reality (which i hope it doesn't), it'll suck donkey balls, and will just get added to the list of reasons i'm not going to buy the xbone.
hahahaha lolz dead upon arrival for sure the first kinect was already taking pictures automatic while playing games with it..if you dont know you were getting snapshot thats like invading your privacy..lolz
I still won't be comfortable with a camera staring at me all the time. I'm not even comfy with a PS eye looking at me so I unplug it. Paranoid yes, but corps are data mongers. Really, I don't care about Kinect functionality at all. It's a cool console remote but I much rather they spent the hardware cost money on better hardware like GPU, CPU, or RAM. If they sacrificed power to include an Oculus Rift in every box that would have been a different story...and amazing.
I agree if history has taught us anything its that giving corporations power leads to abuse , more often than not ... Pseye doesnt interest me and if I get one it wont be plugged in
It won't snoop, it'll "gather critical consumer feedback and information for the improvement of future products and services."
Your right and to that I say f u Microsoft
I wont snoop ill just doggy dog.
shut up Harrison traitor
Lol he really is a spy for sony. Why u think sony had the one up & scoop on microsofts plans and went aheat with introducing the ps4? Genuis if u ask me.
Reading these comments is absolutely hilarious because besides rumors what do you have, exactly so just continue your hate mongering and believing that everything MS does from this point is evil and lie to you about everything *roll eyes*
They may not be directly spying on you (as some seem to think), but they sure as shit will be collating info based on your likes and dislikes, then aiming adverts at you based on that info.
I believe him as far as I can throw him.
Yeah right... and I'm not buying a PS4
Xbox... Suck this D***
Scariest words you can hear out of someones mouth is"im with the goverment,im here to help"and bill gates is in bed with obama.
So, Mr. Harrison, may I stick a camera in your room? I'm not trying to snoop or anything so it's ok...
Give me my xbox ms. Cant wait!! Kinect or no kinect I still want it.
and they weren't using windows genuine advantage for snooping either, except they were.