Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kinect = Big Brother


If you accept the agreement for Microsoft's new Kinect system they can record the audio and video anytime they want. 
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If you accept the agreement, you “expressly authorize and consent to us accessing or disclosing information about you, including the content of your communications, in order to: (a) comply with the law or respond to lawful requests or legal process; (b) protect the rights or property of Microsoft, our partners, or our customers, including the enforcement of our agreements or policies governing your use of the Service; or (c) act on a good faith belief that such access or disclosure is necessary to protect the personal safety of Microsoft employees, customers, or the public.


“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.” They obviously won’t – and can’t – monitor every single system at the same time, but they say that they have the right to do so “to the maximum extent permitted by law.”

Microsoft also “reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Microsoft’s sole discretion.” Break the law in front of your Kinect system? You could be up against the law.

22 comments:

me said...

That's scary. I don't want Microsoft hearing me. I wasn't getting kinect in the first place, but now definitely not.

Josh said...

Wow I never thought of it that way. Well if I were to get the Kinect I definitely would turn it off before even thinking of doing anything illegal.

vogelhut said...

If you look at every device carefully enough, you're pretty much being monitored 24/7.

Insurance Advice Guy said...

good stuff here

YouNostalgiaYouLose said...

aww yeeeeh

SimonC said...

I have turned my setting for this on, I think it will be used for improving kinect, like making voice recognition better etc

Jim said...

Gahd that's creepy.

CrispyPeanutButter said...

That would mean... microsoft could watch me while I fap? hmm... no thanks

Cowbellrocker said...

I dont see the big deal, it will probably just be used for bug fixes/etc.

DJ Name Brands said...

always read the fine print ppl

DesoWave said...

Waiting for some violation of privacy to be enforced upon them.

Come At Me Bro said...

I should get one!

T.dot said...

dam that looks nice

johanathan biggles said...

Wow pretty scary.

Green_Magix said...

1984, we are behind schedule, a message from the NSA.

bojanglesk8 said...

It looks nice.

Bart said...

creeppyyyyy woooo kill the nwo :P

Fred said...

I find it ironic that there's an ad in the side that says "Dating for people over 40".

The Informant said...

everyone should just start fapping to the Kinect and they'll be freaked out.

Seriously, this function exists in everything, including your cellphones, why do you think when people disappear or do shit the first thing they do is break your cellphones? Not only is it trackable but they can make your phone turn on and answer itself.

Mr.Brightside said...

1984!
supporting!

Alex said...

it's amazing how we are always concerned about our privacy but never remember of this "little" things

tortacular said...

splendid! *sips tea*

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