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Infographic: Protecting yourself while gaming online

Think you're safe with online gaming on a console? You might want to think twice.

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Clown_Syndr0me1458d ago

"Kinect 2.0 is always on even when your console is off"

Not true. It only stays on if your console is on standby, use powersaving mode instead, plus you save electricity that way.

djplonker1458d ago

That may not be true but it is that they collect data and record your conversations over the kinect and then they sell that data to a 3rd party!

Clown_Syndr0me1458d ago

Lol what a load of bull. I bet you look cute in your tinfoil hat.

T2X1458d ago

Really? You actually believe that the company has the resources to record everybody's conversations and sell them to people? You clearly don't understand how this stuff operates. Pull the plug out and set up your Nintendo 64 and this will put your mind at ease.

randomass1711458d ago

That's a pretty large conspiracy theory. You make it sound like Microsoft is trying turn their console into a homeland security device. I'm no genius but such a move sounds bad for business.

djplonker1458d ago (Edited 1458d ago )

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/tec...

http://hothardware.com/m/Ne...

http://www.cinemablend.com/...

Microsoft worked with the nsa so what does that tell you... they currently use the data they collect on you for advertising but its in the t&c's that they own that data and could sell it if they wanted to!

Clown_Syndr0me1458d ago

You should read the whole article...You have just posted something that completely contradicts your argument.

dcj05241458d ago

Sorry to break it to ya but most tech companies work with the NSA. That includes Sony.

BG115791458d ago

Yes but american companies were more involved and participated actively with the NSA.
Today, many companies avoid to peek vital information in american IT services because of this.
There are even some new laws to avoid this kind of situations.

http://www.lemonde.fr/techn...

http://www.ictjournal.ch/fr...

randomass1711458d ago

A lot of companies work with the NSA, not just Microsoft, you know.

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Matt6661457d ago

I don't even have my Kinect plugged into my Xbox One. Mainly because I don't sue it.

MasterCornholio1458d ago

I still prefer to game online with consoles though. I play team fortress 2 and I keep running into hackers that ruin a match so much that I have to leave it. On consoles I never had issues with hackers.

randomass1711458d ago

I think I've jumped into a single match with hackers, but all they did was change TF2 into a football game. It was actually kind of fun.

Farsendor11458d ago

basically to late to worry about this stuff governments and others already have our information.