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Xbox Kinect: Microsoft Monitor Voice And Chat Sessions

Before you get too exited and queue for hours to get hold of a Kinect for the Xbox 360, you had best take a look at the updated terms of service as Microsoft could end up playing big brother. We do not normally read the terms, but one Lazygamer reader has, and it looks as though the Kinect device can monitor what you are doing.

Once you agree to the terms, you will then give Microsoft permission to access certain information; this includes communications. If that did not worry you enough, then maybe Microsoft being able to “monitor your voice and chat sessions” will?

The chances of you being monitored is slim, as it will be impossible to track what every Kinect user is up too, but they can monitor you at any time they wish — and that’s the scary part. There are a number of reasons why Microsoft is doing this, and one is to make certain that you are not seen to be breaking the law.

This is worrying for a number of reasons, most of you will be using your Kinect to have fun and not to break the law — but this seems to be a breach of your privacy. What are your thoughts on this?

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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