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02-09-2013, 05:12 AM #1
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Microsoft Kinect Spy System


"So you just got the Kinect/Xbox360 gaming system and you're having fun, hanging out in your underwear, plopped down in your favorite lounge chair, and playing games with your buddies. Yeah, it's great to have a microphone and camera in your game system so you can "Kinect" to your pals while you play, but did you read that Terms of Service Agreement that came with your Kinect thingy? No? Here, let me point out an important part of that service agreement.

If you accept the agreement, you "expressly authorize and consent to us accessing or disclosing information about you, including the content of your communications, in order to: (a) comply with the law or respond to lawful requests or legal process; (b) protect the rights or property of Microsoft, our partners, or our customers, including the enforcement of our agreements or policies governing your use of the Service; or © act on a good faith belief that such access or disclosure is necessary to protect the personal safety of Microsoft employees, customers, or the public."

Did you catch that? Here, let me print the important part in really big letters.

"If you accept the agreement, you expressly authorize and consent to us accessing or disclosing information about you, including the content of your communications… on a good faith belief that such access or disclosure is necessary to protect the personal safety of Microsoft employees, customers, or the public."

OK, is that clear enough for ya? When you use the Kinect system, you agree to allow Microsoft (and any branch of law enforcement or government they care to share information with) to use your Kinect system to spy on you. Maybe run that facial recognition software to check you out, listen to your conversations, and keep track of who you are communicating with.

I know this is probably old news to some, but I thought I would mention it because it pertains to almost all of these home game systems that are interactive. You have to remember, the camera and microphone contained in your game system have the ability to be hacked by anyone the game company gives that ability to, and that includes government snoops and law enforcement agents.

Hey, it's MICROSOFT. What did you expect?

And the same concerns apply to all interactive game systems. Just something to think about if you're having a "Naked Wii party" or doing something illegal while you're gaming with your buddies. Or maybe you say something suspicious and it triggers the DHS software to start tracking your every word. Hey, this is not paranoia. It's spelled out for you, right there in that Service Agreement. Read it! Here's one more part of the agreement you should be aware of.

"You should not expect any level of privacy concerning your use of the live communication features (for example, voice chat, video and communications in live-hosted gameplay sessions) offered through the Service."

Did you catch it that time? YOU SHOULD NOT EXPECT ANY LEVEL OF PRIVACY concerning your voice chat and video features on your Kinect box."


"Listen up, you ignorant sheep. Your government is spending more money than ever to spy on its own citizens. That's YOU, my friend. And if you're one of these people who say, "Well I ain't ever done nothing wrong so why should I worry about it?' - you are dead wrong. Our civil liberties are being taken away faster than you can spit. The NSA is working away on its new "First Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cyber-security Initiative Data Center' to keep track of every last one of us. This thing will be the size of 17 football stadiums. One million square feet, all to be filled with more technology and data storage than you could imagine. And 30,000 spy drones are set to be launched over America which can each stay aloft for about 28 hours, traveling 300 miles per hour. WHY? Why do we want these things in our skies?

The military is now taking a keen interest in the Microsoft Kinect Spy System, the fastest selling electronic device in history. Conveniently self-installed in over 18 million homes, this seemingly innocent game system, armed with facial recognition programming and real-time recording of both sound and video, will be used by our own government to spy on and record us in our own homes.

And it doesn't stop there. Other game systems such as Nintendo's WWII are also being turned into government-controlled spy systems. WHY?

That's the real question. WHY?!!! Why is our own government spending billions and billions of dollars to spy on its own people? To keep us safe? Do you really believe that?"

Microsoft's Kinect System is Watching You
Published on Apr 5, 2012 by TheAlexJonesChannel:


Big Brother alert: Microsoft wants to know how many friends you've got in your living room

- http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology/...ving-room/

By Mic Wright Gadgets Last updated: November 9th, 2012

- http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology/...micwright/

"One of Microsoft's latest patent applications[1] is a humdinger. It proposes to turn the Kinect camera into a snitch for movie studios, reporting back just how many friends you've got in your living room and what they're watching. Think that sounds alarmist? Here's what it actually says: "The users consuming the content on a display device are monitored so that if the number of user-views licensed is exceeded, remedial action may be taken." It's that blatant – a system to spy on private viewing habits.

If put into practice, Microsoft's plan could mean that the film you're watching suddenly stops playing if it detects that you've got more people squashed on to the sofa than the licence allows. You'd then be prompted to buy a more expensive licence to keep watching. It's as if Big Brother had built 1984's Telescreen not to monitor the population but to ensure no one was pirating the Two Minutes Hate.

In all likelihood, Microsoft will struggle to actually apply this patent in the real world. While copyright holders would be delighted, customers would be turned off by such a draconian system. But that's what's interesting about this application and patent applications in general: they often reveal what companies would do if they could get away with it. The black and white drawings and blandly technical language can cover immoral, scary and downright evil ideas.

There was an even more striking example from Apple earlier this year[2]. In September, it was granted a patent for "Apparatus and methods for enforcement of policies upon a wireless device", i.e. a system allowing companies or governments to remotely disable mobile phones and tablets in a particular area.

While Apple mentions benign examples such as preventing phone calls from disturbing concerts or ensuring devices are switched off on planes, it also states: "Covert police or government operations may require complete "blackout" conditions." That's exactly the kind of feature certain governments would love to use to suppress pictures and videos. The patent Apple put its stamp on is a handy form of censorship regardless of whether it will ever apply it.

Last year, Google's chairman, Eric Schmidt, said that the company would hold off from creating a facial recognition service because it would be "crossing the creepy line". Still, Google has filed for and been granted extensive patents in the area and, as its Project Glass augmented reality goggles move forward, who knows when the "creepy line" will shift?"

[1] http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parse...0120278904

[2] http://www.zdnet.com/apple-patent-could-...000003640/

© Copyright of Telegraph Media Group Limited 2012


"People are aware that Windows has bad security but they are underestimating the problem because they are thinking about third parties. What about security against Microsoft? Every non-free program is a ‘just trust me program'. ‘Trust me, we're a big corporation. Big corporations would never mistreat anybody, would we?' Of course they would! They do all the time, that's what they are known for. So basically you mustn't trust a non free programme."

"There are three kinds: those that spy on the user, those that restrict the user, and back doors. Windows has all three. Microsoft can install software changes without asking permission. Flash Player has malicious features, as do most mobile phones."

"Digital handcuffs are the most common malicious features. They restrict what you can do with the data in your own computer. Apple certainly has the digital handcuffs that are the tightest in history. The i-things, well, people found two spy features and Apple says it removed them and there might be more""


Richard Stallman: 'Apple has tightest digital handcuffs in history'
02-09-2013, 05:28 AM #2
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,178 Threads:1,536 Joined:Feb 2011
Anonymous Kritter Wrote:Just something to think about if you're having a "Naked Wii party" or doing something illegal while you're gaming with your buddies

Actually no, never thought of it until you mentioned it. hmm.gif
02-09-2013, 06:32 AM #3
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:10,337 Threads:231 Joined:Feb 2011

all games should be BURNED

and ,,,

if you think this matters ,, bullshit

I've had my life spied on for over 50 ğkking years by state local and Federal Gov.

which means

they do it

and you cannot stop them

so ,,,,,, ğck IT !
02-09-2013, 06:38 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,423 Threads:1,479 Joined:Feb 2011
Games are nothing but distraction from the obvious. BTW, good to see you Rog! Had me scared... you talking about dieing and related... things. uhoh.gif
Hope all's well brother.

02-09-2013, 07:07 AM #5
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:10,337 Threads:231 Joined:Feb 2011
INTERESTINGLY : I just had a conversation with a contemporary ,, she was bitching
about taxes lmao.giflmao.giflmao.giflmao.giflmao.gif

i told her : that's your fault, you know why ?

because you pay it and allow it

I'm a ƒükking survivor as you know , i ain't dead yet and the hackers are off my shït for now .chuckle.gif

I told the woman : look, lay the ğck down on the Gov. ,,,, all of you lay down
ghandi taught you that

what the ƒück are you doing talking shït and not being it ?

I pointed out that i have not filed taxes in 34 ğkking long goddamned years and the bitches have not been able to stop that .

heh heh

under the radar ? ğck , i'm under a microscope and they can't ğck with me hard enough to change my ass .

Freedom is DEAD
why pay for it if it doesn't exist ?

then a cop drove up and parked lol.giflol.giflol.giflol.giflol.gif

i said see that , they can ğck with me or you and even shoot us

and nothing can you do to stop that

so i don't buy them their bullets

i buy me bullets chuckle.gif

threads like this crack me the ğck up

cause as you know

My life is nothing but a spy novel lmao.gif

like the ğck it matters who or what or something spying on you

you cannot stop it and it is constant .

is George Bush or Janet Reno in prison yet ?

ğck NO !

so i tell people off as i point out their complicity in the system that taxes them

because they pay those ğkking taxes and deserve to pay them until they

stop paying them . ğck 'EM ALL TO BLAZING HELL . rofl.gifrofl.gifrofl.gif
Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
02-09-2013, 10:39 AM #6
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
wow - intelligent post, but it ended there.

replies smell like cointelpro.

google: the "gentleperson's guide to forum spies" article.

tactics within are being used here.
02-09-2013, 11:19 AM #7
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:10,337 Threads:231 Joined:Feb 2011
let's get goddamned serious now

CoIntelPro gives a ğck about this crap ?

ğck no

first understand very clearly that they have no protocol for these sniveling's

which contractually denotes funding for such will not exist .

would they waste their private time just surfing the web and ğkking with
shït ?

ğck no .

Projects and operations are under staffed as it is .

Priority dictates that websites with dribble can exist , wholly because there is no time
to ƒück with such shït .

ever been involved in an investigation ?

it is not a matter of an 8 hour a day job . try more like 14 to 16 hours a day
and believe me,,, your ass is one busy bastard the entire time .

and no one just flips a switch and makes a webpage disappear just for ğkking
shits .

it happens , just not by CoIntelPro or whom you may wish to think .

Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
02-09-2013, 11:43 AM #8
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
"let's get goddamned serious now"

the OP did, when will you?



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