"When we upgrade or update products legal obligations may in some circumstances require that we maintain the ability to provide information in response to a law enforcement or national security request," reads a portion of Microsoft’s response.So even if we take Microsoft's word that the Kinect doesn't US citizens, at least, could theoretically trust in the courts.While the Xbox One isn’t a router, Patel thinks the same concept could theoretically be applied to open devices like the Kinect to wiretapping."If you have a technology that the government doesn't have access to, and the government is basically requiring the provider to build in access — whether the technology is encryption or something like the Kinect, it's the same principle," she told us.
Your phone faces the inside of a pocket, a purse, or lies flat on a table."If you were collecting information through this Xbox device, then clearly it's in the United States at the very least, and then the fact that it’s inside your home also makes it more difficult for them," she said. "It would be a flat violation of what little remains of the Fourth Amendment if the government had the ability to spy on you inside your house via a game system to which it had a backdoor," he told us.