I think it's funny that we are discussing how the government is so terrible and will destroy the lives of the innocents by using Kinect on an open forum with no fear of retribution. We can't really fear the US government that much then do we?
As I said I'm just as paranoid but have decided not to worry about what has likely been going on forever. I'm happy with my delusion that I can go to a movie theater, drive over a bridge, or take public transportation without much worry. I also don't worry because the very technology that everyone is afraid of I think will always save us. With the Internet, phone, TV, etc we disimimate information so quickly that if our govememt turned on us news gets out. Someone always talks. Badley, Snowden, etc. Someone leaks info then its up to us to call them heroes or traitors. In the past, government FUD was so much harder to counter. Today the very people I disagree with in this thread keep everyone on their toes and make me think. I just happen to think that Kinect is not the weapon that I'm most worried about. It's not about loving the Xbox it's thinking that you're safe with everything else as long as you avoid the Xbox that's silly.