Gamers Beware – You are Being Watched Inside And Outside The Game
Posted March 15, 2014on:
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You probably knew this already, right?
If you have one of these XBox 360s, you need to get rid of it!
During that same period, NSA and its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), also considered using the popular gaming system, Microsoft Xbox 360 with Kinect camera.In Orwellian fashion, this surveillance system was used for experiments in facial recognition; to monitor existing targets and for discovering new targets to be surveyed.Microsoft’s Xbox system with the Kinect camera allows users to control the system, play games, and scroll through the menus using only hand gestures. What Microsoft did not reveal? The fact that the system cannot be powered on without the Kinect, which is designed to detect heartbeats and eye movements, and requires positioning yourself in front of the camera to be activated.There are an estimated 10 million of these systems in homes today.