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Unwittingly Participating in the Panopticon

This does not seem like a good combination:

  1. The FBI wants (has?) backdoors to monitor Skype (along with other Internet telephony apps); tellingly, there's already concern that such backdoors are open to non-FBI intruders.

  2. The soon-to-arrive XBox One has Skype built-in, making use of the video camera on the Kinect.

  3. Said Kinect is required, and cannot be disconnected.

  4. And the XBox One will need to have regular (daily) Internet access, meaning that most people will just leave it connected to their home broadband.

Anyone want to place a wager on how many months it will be after the XBox One is released before there's a "XBox Spying" scandal?

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