Note:This is not about the system. It is about how Microsoft is using the system and its accessories to monitor its players despite saying they would not do so.
I find this interesting. People were worried that the kinect would do this, and their worries are coming true. With a new feature of the xbox one dubbed Upload Studios, they have shown that they do have the ability to monitor anything you said, and are not afraid to do so.
The same article also suggests that they may also be monitoring skype. Although just rumors and gossip at this stage, one player does accuse microsoft of monitoring their skype.One of the new features of the XBox One is the Upload Studio, which allows gamers to use the Kinect to record themselves giving commentary while recording gameplay. If you tend have a potty mouth as you play, letting a naughty word slip here or there as you meet your demise in a game, then you had best avoid using that feature.
Furthermore, there is now a detection system that can penalize players for using foul language. This is in both systems to be fair.User MacVolki reported "Was typing to my buddy on Skype, typed a few words of profanity talking about movies, and when I jumped back to Xbox One, it said I was banned from it for the same reason, citing "past behavior". Another player reported that a link he sent to a friend on Skype had been shown that it had been visited by Microsoft as well. So far, though, this is not a widespread issue and could simply be error either on Microsoft's end, or the observer's.
What do you guys think? People were worried that microsoft would spy on peoples conversations and stuff with the kinect. It seems that its coming true. My uncle got a xbox one and has been less the pleased with his purchase. While he hasn't encountered this yet, he has other issues with the systems over all performance.