Microsoft's Kinect contract permits them to spy on you

A bit freaky. The terms of service agreement for Kinect denotes that Microsoft can essentially monitor all your voice and chat systems with Kinect. So just when you thought it was safe to strip off in your living room, you may now like to think twice. Here’s the exact quote: You should not expect any level of privacy concerning your use of the live communication features (for example, voice chat, video and communications in live-hosted gameplay sessions) offered through the Service.


I don’t see why Kinect can’t be used for personal uses, I mean…you should be able to have intimate moments with a girlfriend without someone watching you. o.o

That is true but microsoft has to go be stupid and mess up **** they make lol

Is anything really secure? You know all your phone calls are monitored by the government anyways. Hell, people can hire a private detective and follow you around all the time. Look at the show Cheaters. They record people having sex all the time, for the people they’re cheating on. And this is a hackers website, after all. Anyone who believes anything is secure, shouldn’t be here in the first place.

Only difference, is MS is telling you they could be spying in you. At least they’re up front about it.

Not completely true, the US government can only monitor phone calls between people in the United States and people who are “reasonably believed to be outside the United States”. Any other time they need to have a warrant.

Figures M$…

That’s ****ing creepy!

Actually, on topic of cell phones and phones and whatnot… Every call on my cell phone has been recorded and every text message in and out has been recorded by my provider. The guy straight up told me when I called himabout my messaged not coming in, and he was like yea i can see you got a text from this person and this person… and I asked him. This is in Canada though. Not sure if recording calls/messages is illegal/legal here or in another country to be honest.

You can deny them taking voice samples or w/e they call it. When you first play kinect it ask if you want to allow them to do it.

I’m pretty sure that’s only for voice recognition purposes. Nonetheless, this is very sketchy and I might not even buy the Kinect now.

They only might “Spy” on you if they have suspicion that you are doing something that could break the code of conduct

If you’re scared that they’re going to be watching you… (It would be hard to watch 5 million people at once, no?) Then you play with it plugged in when you need it… Simply unplug it when you’re done? Unless it has some type of hidden battery to keep it on running mode without being plugged in.

I guess this mean I cant go commando while playing Halo: Reach anymore… Sad Face

Does this mean it will be like chat roulette for microsoft…

Dick, Dick, Dick, Dick…

um lol just unplug it from the console when you arent using it >.<

MS is going to be making some porn

MS is doing this to get some good CP :thumbsup:

Worried all the devs will listen in on you plotting about how to exploit their games? Lol

Glad to see I’m not the only one who plays naked.

That is truly quite creepy. especially considering that people could be doing “things” that could be quite… uhm… “Innapropriate”. So who’s to say a MS employee won’t be scanning throughout all the Kinects for videos of people doing said “things”. I mean come on, sure there will be like 5M people but still. 1 out of 5M chance? I’d say its more like a 1 out of every 10,000 people will do something like this. and people will have to deal with it.

Though I do completely agree with the fact that cell phones and texts are monitered, I still say they have no right to do so. For all we know, we could be being monitered by our smoke alarms. I mean, some of them send off a signal to the fire department. They’re bound to be able to be used by a spy someday.

Although I still do say MS has no right to do so, it is their product and I guess they can do what they want. All I can say is I’m going to put up a curtain on the TV for when I’m not using it.

Did you know that if MS really wanted to, they could update your software to be corrupt or alert authorities about what isn't really on there. Well they could and if it ever does happen, it will happen to the PS3 first. Xbox is more "user friendly". 

You know now that I think of it, maybe they are just trying to “customize” your experience? Doubt it. But hey, they could listen in to our thoughts and morals.

"I say that they should round out the new dashboard a bit, its too squarey!"
Next day: You must update your console to improve your experience.
It’s now rounded (Not really).

Whatever. CREEPY.