I couldn't find any examples of Kinect-related privacy breaches, but that doesn't mean they're impossible: The Guardian, relying on documents provided by Snowden, reported last year that a British spy agency had evaluated the device for its "potential and capabilities."In July, the Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center included the Kinect on a list of "always on" devices that it said could be used for unlawful surveillance. I understand why many parents wouldn't want something like the Kinect anywhere close to their kids, but after reviewing its privacy settings, I'm confident that hacking crews won't be peering at my children as they play "Just Dance 2016."Well, relatively confident: There's no such thing as perfect security on the Internet, and engaging in online activities means accepting the risk that whatever you're doing could be intercepted and used against you.As with anything else, you should take sensible precautions — in the case of the Kinect, that could mean using a "privacy cover" to block the camera when you're not using it — and stay vigilant, while understanding that those steps might not be enough.A version of this article appeared in print on January 06, 2016, in the Health & Family section of the Chicago Tribune with the headline "Is my Xbox spying on me?
However, indoor cameras serve a much broader purpose.Indoor security cameras can help you keep tabs on pets, kids, and the overall security of your home.But then I realized that one of the toys my wife and I had just bought for our kids had an even more frightening potential for misuse.It's called a Kinect, and it's a device for Microsoft's Xbox video game system that comes with a microphone, a camera and technology that recognizes a user's voice and face.This type of camera is hidden in a device like an alarm clock or stuffed animal.
It’s meant to surreptitiously monitor your nanny or babysitter without his/her knowledge.Toy Talk, the company that partnered with Mattel to produce the doll, said the researcher didn't gain access to any toy other than his own, and that it has swiftly fixed all bugs brought to its attention.As for the Kinect, Microsoft has a lengthy "privacy FAQ" that goes into great detail about the information the device collects and what the company supposedly does with it.Like before also, thousands of the cameras never and still don't work.Idiots, didn't think you could make it worst, wrong. The shots are clear and crisp HOWEVER, why all the horrible ads??? CANNOT take pics...crashes every time ☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️ Requires i OS 8.0 or later.Find familiar places under surveillance in your city, add and view your own webcams and IP cams, vote for your best public and private web cameras and customize your cam collection!