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Will new legislation mean warning label for Xbox One?

Privacy concerns surrounding Microsoft's Xbox One have reached Capitol Hill.

The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced legislation that could force the console to visibly alert users that they are being monitored.

The “We Are Watching You Act of 2013” bill (honest, that's the name) isn't just aimed at consoles, however. Its broader focus is any set-top box device that includes a camera capable of monitoring the activity of users.

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DxTrixterz1051d ago (Edited 1051d ago )

When Xbox One is on and you're simply having a conversation in your living room, your conversation is not being recorded or uploaded.

Yes of course what else can they say? It's obvious that they have to say it or othewise they would get same backlash as with whole DRM thing. Oh and you can turn off kinect features why the hell you need it connected anyway? It doesn't listen to your conversations? What if you and your friend are talking and one of you says Xbox On in the sentence? Xbox will only just magically get the xbox on words out of sentence?

NameRemoved00171051d ago

Its always listening lol, the console can be off but the kinect still listens for commands so its really always on.

SilentNegotiator1051d ago (Edited 1051d ago )

Microsoft is the first follower of PRISM. If the government requests to spy on a user, they'll let them without a peep.

They don't have to be recording/watching 24/7 for the idea of always Kinect and forced connections to be creepy and wrong.

LeRise1051d ago

Sorry for giving you a disagree, I thought the first sentence is your initial thought, when in fact it is a quote. Please, quote such things next time.

airgangstarr1051d ago

how awesome would it be if they pass a law making xbox ship us there console without kinect man that would be a big win for the people even republicans dont want this thing to get in our homes

scott1821051d ago

Just don't plug it in.... Or send MS a camera that uploads feed to your computer, and tell them you will use the Kinect if MS's CEO will use your camera in his home.

sAVAge_bEaST1051d ago

Hell yea they need to warn people.

mmj1051d ago (Edited 1051d ago )

I'd be surprised if they aren't forced to make changes before being released in the EU.

SilentNegotiator1051d ago (Edited 1051d ago )

Trying to dignify bad with bad is ill logic and obvious poorly orchestrated trolling.

That's if you download the wrong app. Kinect is an always on (when Xbox is on) device from the top followers of PRISM, all on a device that has forced 24 hour connection.

Software_Lover1051d ago

........... I wasn't trying to dignify anything. Man you people are so quick to get offended by nothing.

My point was, maybe I didn't make it clear, was that These "Congressmen" could have done this a long time ago. They are just trying to put their names out there for when election time comes around.

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