Beware: Kinect is Watching You

In a world where privacy rights are becoming a thing of the past, one might want to think twice about hooking “Big Brother” up in your living room. It seems to me that the one question that should be on everyone’s mind should be how Microsoft is going to guarantee that this technology is not going to lead to some black-hat hacker looking into our homes or some Microsoft-core crony peaking into your game room. How much of your privacy are you willing to give up?

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003961d ago

Milo was up to something.

blumatt3961d ago

I always leave my PS Eye unhooked when I'm not using it. I'd expect most people would do the same with the Kinect. I'd recommend that. That said, I seriously doubt they'd spy on us since the consequences for that would be far-reaching, costing them millions in fines, if not jailtime as well.

HolyOrangeCows3961d ago (Edited 3961d ago )

I suggest it even more so for webcams. You'd be surprised what hackers/spyware can do without your knowledge.

Especially with stories like this:
It's not a hacking story, but it shows what software is capable of doing with your computer behind your back.

Non_sequitur3961d ago

I live in the Dallas area, and there was a scandal that involved the school district spying on students with their school issued laptop's cameras via internet. It was taken very seriously because some were on while students were doing things in private like changing clothes etc. I forgot what district it was though.

AAACE53961d ago (Edited 3961d ago )

Clever, but too much trouble! I always turn my camera around!

Wait... it has a mic now.... you're probably right! Just unhook it!

Then again, why are people so worried about this? Your cell phone is the one that can be tracked and turned on so anyone can listen to you at anytime!

oricon3961d ago

It would be funny, if Kinect gets a double red light of death. >>

outrageous3960d ago (Edited 3960d ago )

Privacy is slowing disappearing. It's so gradual that nobody is noticing. they take a little here and a little there and act like its a great thing. Conspirators have talked about this kind of thing forever. It's real and it's knocking at the door. Facebook and the entire internet has allowed the Governments of the world into your home and into your lives. They see when you are logged in, what sites you visited and for how long. Facebook is easily the worse. The Russians recently invested heavily in Facebook....Hmmmm...I wonder why. Goggle is another one. Why do you think they are having so many problems with the Chinese know what's going on. It's a double edge sword...easy banking, shopping, but it's all being recorded somewhere. Walk into any supermarket/Mall/store and you are being recorded. If you don't pay with cash and use a debit or credit card...they now know your name, connect it to your face and the rest is history.

Why do you think the Matrix was such a big hit...Once your eyes is opened to the world around you, there is no going back. Check out some Jordan Maxwell articles/interviews some Matrix movie was inspired from him.

JoySticksFTW3960d ago


Seriously, that was deep and foreboding...

Paradicia3961d ago

"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that"

JoySticksFTW3961d ago

If Milo starts singing that, I'm running

Mista T3961d ago

you beat me to it, that's exactly what I was thinking :P

iliimaster3961d ago

im not kinnecting anything to my xbox but the wireless adapter that i use

cliffbo3961d ago

yeah MS wanna watch you get knackered playing Kinect hahaha

Dellis3961d ago (Edited 3961d ago )

Of course the camera goes both ways, this new tech will be used on other devices like TVs/Cable Boxes ect so the companies can see their customers and better relate to them.

HERE IS PROOF OF THAT^, are you a Comcast subscriber? then read this.

"Comcast Cameras to Start Watching You?"

Focker-4203961d ago

Its extremely weird my family would be talking about random stuff and then a week or two later it'll happen on a tv show. This goes on constantly, its very strange. And its not even common stuff, we'll be talking about something really random and then its on tv. We swear our house is bugged. Oh and for the record we've got Comcast.

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