When details about Microsoft’s new games console, the Xbox One, first began to emerge, privacy campaigners were immediately concerned: is the Xbox One an intrusive but covert surveillance device?
Already posted and has been debunked.
Xbox one is mainly for Surveillance purpose.... Just think about it, u need to be "online" to play games... Kinect 2 will be on, mic will always be on when u play a game. watch a movie/ listen to music etc...
every smart phone is a surveillance device.
they have yet to touch the smartshoe as seen here by Maxwell Smart. :D
U can disconnect your smart phone from the internet and still use it and no surveillance. While xbox one you always need to be online while you play a game or watch a movie.
It could still be tracked by the signal on the phone from the carrier. Data isn't required.
And every laptop is spying on you too since that webcam is always on.
It can probably be used as one.. Im sure if the feds were looking for someone & needed to hack in, they could..
Is it a surveillance device? No it isn't but can it potentially be abused to be used as one? That's the real question and potential problem.
Since Microsoft did it with Skype, you can be damn sure that they'll do it with Kinect as well.
Did you actually read an article about the so called Skype controversy?
Exactly, I can see some very smart people figuring out a way of manipulating this device and turning it into a surveillance device. Camera signals can already be intercepted and patched into, the same is true for audio frequency, so it wouldn't surprise me if some devious person third out how to add a third party device that turned this into a monitoring device. That possibility is what bothers me the most about the Xbox One.
What's covert about it? The mic is always on. The camera can be switched off (but that implies by default it will be on). There are some questions MS will need to answer about what data it collects (in the same way Google and Apple have had to answer for how their voice control processing works). I'm sure privacy advocates will be concerned about what MS are going to do with the data it collects. Privacy is being eroded by policies and legislation put through by governments world wide. The XBOne can record audio and video, so could be used to transmit that data somewhere. Will they? Who knows at this stage. How big a deal this is will depend on the individual. But any nation that acts like sheep in the face of BS like TSA pat downs and nude scanners probably won't care.
MS employee: "UGH! JUST LET US WATCH YOU!!"
Microsoft says their Kinect device can't be hacked. I say, Really? Challenge Accepted.
Please tell me they haven't come out and said something this darn stupid. That is just like begging hackers to hack them.
With Kinect One vulnerable to day one exploits & the recent allegations concerning Skype, I would personally be very cautious about having an Xbox One in my home.
It's all part of the plan to take over the world, The Lizard People walk among us!
you know too much i'm afraid you have die.. get him
Don't the US government have the power to make businesses hand over personal information? the way the 'war on terrorism' is developing I expect they'll be handed back door access to peoples home via Xbone eventually. Big Brother indeed.
And looked who posted the article one of the most well known Sony fanboys um I mean girl on here
this will fail, it will record,log and store every single action in you living room,more money based on your personal habits/statistics,germany and australia already condemned this a surveillance device,in addition~your unaware someone commmits a crime in your home,gues what? u could become a suspect,loyal xbox customer 10 years,i wouldnt use this creepy orwellian camera if someone fckng paid me
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