But this thread is about DirecTV integration, for which voice/gesture control is a core feature. It will be on whenever you use it to watch TV, which I gather from this forum is close to 24x7, unless you don't use the kinect at all. If that's the case why use it with DirecTV at all? If you do use it, then it knows what you watch, what you talk about and what you look like. As I said before, maybe they'll use all that data, maybe they won't. Is the default to share or not to share? I never noticed.
What I dislike the most is that my personal space disappears a little more with every technological advance. Why does progress require giving up all your privacy? Europeans don't accept that. I don't understand why we have no problem with it.
I imagine it would know what you watch. But so does direct tv. The receivers track all that info and gives it back to the networks. The networks do track DVR usage and they all do it. But then I want them to know what I watch. Maybe they'll stop cancelling all my shows
It's not monitoring your conversations and recording them. It's awaiting voice commands.
Also, there are smart tv's with the same functionality built in. Voice and gesture.
To share something you have to tell it to do so.
If you are concerned you simply don't watch TV with it. It's not as if you have to. It only adds voice commands if that interests you. Personally I don't care about that.
I guess I just don't see how i'm losing any privacy. It's not filming you and capturing every moment. It's really no different than a controller. Just another tool to give the box commands. If you share a video it's from gameplay. Some games like dance central capture gameplay of you dancing but you have to tell it to share that video. It does none of that by default.
No different than the 360 and the kinect now.
Edited by archer75, 11 June 2013 - 03:29 PM.