Originally Posted by TyrantII
Thing is most of that data collection is known and requires some acknowledgement on our part. Even if plenty don't understand the TOS or breath of whats being done.
A passive system that will listen in on and record your kids in a family room is a bit different. Siri at least needs you to turn her on/prompt her, and she isn't spying on people not directly using her. While kinect apparently needs to be plugged in to work, hopefully MS is smart and allows it to be completely disabled. Otherwise they'll be one concern troll news story away from parents going apocalyptic of a camera spying on junior.
I get what you're saying, but it's such a small tweak to an already deeply embedded and highly sophisticated system of marketing surveillance. Reminds me a lot of the scene from Futurama when Fry sees a commercial for Lightspeed Briefs in his dreams:Leela
: Didn't you have ads in the 20th century?Fry
: Well, sure, but not in our dreams. Only on TV and radio. And in magazines and movies and at ball games and on buses and milk cartons and T-shirts and written in the sky. But not in dreams. No, sir-ee!
In other words, we already live in the midst of widespread surveillance by marketing firms. I'm all for reducing the degree to which we're surveilled, but this is such small potatoes compared to the larger picture. Which is part of the reason why I refuse to pay for XBL service. I opt out completely
rather than worry about some relatively tiny incursion like video footage. I find the whole XBL thing
unnecessarily invasive, not just that minor addition.Edited by confidenceman - 5/25/13 at 7:15pm