UK Spies Considered Using Kinect, Microsoft 'Concerned'

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February 28, 2014 AT 6:43 AM
It turns out that the GCHQ also considered using the Xbox Kinect voice and motion sensor. The British surveillance agency was behind 'Optic Nerve', a secret British spying program in which the government reportedly targeted as many as 1.8 million Yahoo users, collecting millions of webcam images–-including a number with nudity. While the documents do not detail efforts as wide scale as those against Yahoo users,one presentation discusses with interest the potential and capabilities of the Xbox 360′s Kinect camera, saying it generated “fairly normal webcam traffic” and was being evaluated as part of a wider program.