Microsoft has Kinect Watching You

November 2, 2010, By Nicholas Davis

When the Xbox 360  update went live yesterday most, if not all gamers clicked yes to the new terms and service conditions without reading them. The highly awaited Xbox 360 Kinect which is two days away from launch has some “special” conditions.

When you accept the agreement, which you are forced to do or you can’t install the update it states:

“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.”

Microsoft also reserves the right to monitor any chat sessions you may have with Kinect.

“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.”

Microsoft obviously cant watch what everyone on Kinect is saying in voice communications or watch what your doing in video chat. It’s definitely an invasion of your personal life that you may not want to share with Microsoft especially now since you are being watched at random times.

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