Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday November 01, 2013

Microsoft Updates Xbox Privacy Statement

Still worried about the new Kinect spying on you? What information is collected and shared? I suggest reading Microsoft's new Xbox privacy statement.

You control what happens to photographs taken during gameplay and whether voice commands are captured for analysis. You can turn Kinect off at any time. When Kinect is used with certain games and apps, your skeletal movements can be used to estimate exercise stats. You can decide how your stats are managed and whether they are shared. Some game titles may take advantage of a new Xbox capability called expressions. This feature allows you to use your defined 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.