reply to post by Hopechest
i know right? I mean, it's not like you are being FORCED to use it. I'm surprised it took this long for true voice activation actually.
I don't know about the rest of you, but my ps3 gets turned off, including the power bar supplying the electricity, when not in use.
As well, the xbox one doesn't require 24/7 internet access, that was an idea some executive had, mentioned it, and it fizzled out. This isn't to
say it's not eventually coming, but stop and think about it, we're at least 10 years away from being able to assume everyone has stable 24/7
internet. With that, broadband, something completely lacking in coverage and speeds within the US.
I won't buy it because microsoft has disdain for their customers and makes inferior products. i probably will pickup a ps4 eventually as PC gaming
is just about dead, and most devs are moving towards consoles because of the closed walled in garden, they have more control. Sure, you CAN pirate
ps3 and xbox games, but it's a cat and mouse pain in the ass and really not worth the effort.
The next step is digital only and that won't be for another 10 years.
If you are paranoid, don't buy it. If you want it but are paranoid, keep the device unpowered when not in use.
Or better yet, get half a brain and start inspecting the traffic on your router coming from the device, you can block it you know, you can disable the
"phone home" features and only really cripple your online or digital downloaded games.
I suggest everyone concerned over this basically stop using technology, because you've already agreed to let them track you.
Use paypal? They are geolocating you, seriously, google it. Use Itunes? Yup, same deal even if it's on a non mac computer, they are tracking you.
Have a phone? Yup, all that data is being collected and sold.
Keep in mind, they aren't interested in YOU specifically, it's demographics, once your data is captured, it's anonamized. It's not like microsoft
will be selling data like. Joe Blow played kinect for 20 minutes then farted twice.
honestly i think you should go read the terms for the devices you already own, you've already agreed to this stuff.
Do you have a computer? Obviously you do. Do you have a webcam and mic? Many do. Do you have Flash? Guess what..... you've already given them
permission to turn on your camera and mic, listen and look at the images and video, and eventually target ads to you based on that. Next time you get
that "such and such wants access to your webcam" popup, ACTUALLY READ IT.