Can the Kinect spy on you?

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User Info: wqer34

3 years ago#1
I heard from one of my buddy that the Kinect collects your data and record on you.

User Info: ElPolloDiablo87

3 years ago#2

The Kinect sensor is a combination of camera, microphone, and infrared sensor. It enables you to be the controller, using voice, gestures or body movements.
Kinect’s camera and infrared sensor can be used to track your gestures or body movements as you control games or apps, or to navigate through Xbox. The camera can be used to sign you into the Services on the console using facial recognition technology if you choose. To do this it measures distances between key points on your face to create a numeric value that represents only you. This value is stored as a very long set of numbers. No one could look at the numbers and know they represent you. This information stays on the console and is not shared with anyone. If you choose to sign in using Kinect, it looks at your face and if it recognizes you, you will be signed in to your profile. It also allows you to join a game in progress and be signed in automatically
Infrared helps services function in low-light settings and can also be used for gameplay as needed.
For gameplay, Kinect will map distances between your body’s joints to create a stick figure – a “skeleton” – that helps Kinect enable gameplay on your console or between you and another online player. The numeric values for the stick figures are temporarily stored in memory on your console during the gameplay session, then are destroyed when you end the session. If you are playing online, Microsoft may collect those numeric values to enable and improve gameplay and improve the gaming experience. The numeric values sent to Microsoft are destroyed after analysis is complete. The stick figure representation cannot be used to identify you.
Kinect is also tracking hand gestures. When the sensor detects specific hand gestures intended to do simple system interactions (such as menu navigation, menu selection, pan/zoom, scroll), these motions are translated to specific “input instructions” as if they were happening from any other input device (such as a controller), these “input instructions” cannot be used to identify you.
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User Info: BoxTheMuppet

3 years ago#3
It spies on you as much as anything else does these days.
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User Info: ElPolloDiablo87

3 years ago#4
Some game titles may take advantage of a new Xbox capability called expressions. This feature allows you to use your facial expressions to control or influence a game. This data does not identify you, stays on the console and is destroyed once your session ends.
Kinect games may photograph you while you are engaging in game play. You can view your photographs and decide whether to keep, transfer or discard them.
Kinect’s microphones help enable chat and audio. Chat includes online voice talk between players during gameplay or talking to others using services such as Skype. You should not expect any level of privacy concerning your use of the live communication features such as voice chat, video and communications in live-hosted gameplay sessions offered through the Services. We may monitor these communications to the extent permitted by law, but we cannot monitor the entire Service and make no attempt to do so. You understand that others can record and use these communications. Communications in live-hosted gameplay sessions may also be broadcast to others. Please note that Xbox does not listen in on Skype calls.
Audio includes commands for voice control of the console (for example, “Xbox Play”), using the Xbox voice search service, or altering the dynamic of gameplay (for example, menu navigation or interacting with the game environment). . With user consent, samples of voice commands occurring while using Kinect will be collected and periodically sent to Microsoft for product improvement. We also collect voice samples to provide the voice search service and, with user consent, for product improvement.
You can delete voice command samples that are stored on the console by changing this to Blocked in settings. This will delete only what is stored on the console, not what has already been sent to Microsoft.
Managing your Kinect experience
If you choose to use Kinect as an authenticated user, the data does not leave the console. You can delete all the Kinect data you have cached on the console by going to Settings and selecting "Reset my Kinect data" or by removing your profile from that console. If you choose to use Kinect as an unauthenticated guest, Xbox creates a temporary unique identifier for you that lets you participate in a gaming session. When the session is finished, Xbox deletes the data about you.
You can use the “Reset my Kinect data” from Settings, to delete this data, if you have a Microsoft account. If you are a guest user, the information will be deleted from the console at the end of the session.
Saying “Kinect Off”will turn off the Kinect sensor. You can do this from the Settings/ Kinect section. To turn this on again, you need to go back to the Settings section.
You can disconnect Kinect by simply unplugging it from the back of the Xbox console.
You can choose to activate Xbox saying “Xbox On.” Go to Settings to turn this Instant On capability off or on.
Exercise Information – If you play Xbox Fitness, Xbox will use the Kinect sensor to estimate your exercise information. If you choose to provide optional exercise attributes, such as your height, weight, age, and gender, this will improve the accuracy of the application’s ability to estimate your exercise stats. Your exercise information include such estimates as your heart rate during a certain activity or the number of calories burned during a workout. You can also choose to share your exercise information with other members on Xbox Live in order to participate in Xbox Live Fitness challenges. Any exercise information you provide by virtue of playing Xbox Fitness will be sent to Microsoft, but will not be shared with others on Xbox Live unless you choose to share it. You can delete it at any time via the Xbox Fitness app. Parents can control whether their children share exercise information.
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User Info: Porunga

3 years ago#5
CAN it? Yes, any camera can be made to spy.

WILL it? Unlikely.

User Info: Jx1010

3 years ago#6
it does

it shares their info with the NSA too
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User Info: TheGam3925

3 years ago#7
It can and it will.
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User Info: Jocko

3 years ago#8
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User Info: GotTruth

3 years ago#9
Just google:



Microsoft Admits NSA/CIA/FBI backdoors installed in Microsoft products.

Search those three and you will have all your answers.
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User Info: vivalabuck92

3 years ago#10
Only if you're naked.
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