Thursday , August 21 2014
Whatz Hot :-
Home / Tech Updates / Microsoft says Xbox One’s Kinect will not snoop on players

Microsoft says Xbox One’s Kinect will not snoop on players

Xbox One’s Kinect will not snoop on players

Ever since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One and the Kinect‘s capabilities, there have been some concerns about the next-gen console regarding privacy. Microsoft is attempting to put these concerns to rest by revealing its privacy policy with the new Kinect. According to Microsoft’s official website, data collected by the Xbox One will not leave the console without your explicit permission.

The company has provided a few examples of how the console can collect your data. A fitness game, for example, can measure your heart rate data to provide better feedback on your workout. A card game could theoretically allow you to bluff your opponent with your facial expressions.

xboxoneunveiling 071604139011 640x3602 Microsoft says Xbox Ones Kinect will not snoop on players

The Kinect isn’t that much of a privacy hazard, apparently

 
The company has also revealed that the Kinect can be paused. “At Microsoft, we prioritize your privacy,” the company wrote in an update to Xbox.com. “We understand that your personal data and privacy are important.”

According to Microsoft, the console will navigate you through its privacy options such as automatic or manual sign ins, privacy settings and notifications about your data and how it is used.

The Kinect can be paused if you don’t want it on while playing games. However, you can still use voice commands like “Xbox Off” to turn off the console. When it is off, the Kinect only stays awake to listen for the “Xbox On” command. Some games that need the Kinect to play will obviously need it to be switched on.

According to Eurogamer, Microsoft executive Phil Harrison said that the company isn’t using the Kienct to snoop on players.

[source:Tech2]

 

6 comments

  1. Wavatar

    because alienware and total wars game designers say ps4 is really a pc the same is true which means that the new sony just went pc on console players and when they did doesen’t which means that that consoles are dead because xbox 360 i am talking about sry spybox sucks so yeah and does which means that when they fix piracy all computer games and all sorts of cony games will mix platform

    i play console and pc

  2. Wavatar

    What console is deserving of gta 5 for xbox 360 or ps3

  3. Wavatar

    Anybody used Wiwi Sports Gaming Console which i wanna buy…

    here s the hyperlink

    http://world wide web.goods-of-china.com/Wiwi-Sports-Game-Console-Intelligent-Vibration-three dimensional-g3854.html

  4. Wavatar

    what’s the primary distinction between a mixer along with a console ?

  5. Wavatar
    Jeffry Vanveldhuize

    Just wondering wat u men thought. Whether pc gaming or video gaming is much better consuming the energy from the new consoles. Also i must know b/c im considering obtaining a new gaming computer or perhaps a new console. Thank you for ur opinon

    Id prefer to add that i’m a really large gamer..i spend the majority of my day doing offers..and i’m excellent with computer systems therefore the control factor is not a large problem…i had been just wondering wat could be more woth my money and could be cheaper to complete with time..like improving a comp be cheaper then purchasing another gaming console in around three years..

    i’m in addition, i large multiplayer person..single player games get boring before long..but playing against others ensure that it stays new and much more fun for me personally..so that u think includes a better multiplayer…and multi-purpose rather than just gaming

  6. Wavatar

    Is Banjo Tooie around the Virtual Console yet?

    And when not, when do you consider it’ll emerge?

Leave a Reply for your confusion