Unwittingly Participating in the Panopticon
This does not seem like a good combination:
- 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.
- The soon-to-arrive XBox One has Skype built-in, making use of the video camera on the Kinect.
- Said Kinect is required, and cannot be disconnected.
- 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?