March 22, 2013
People throughout the world could soon be voluntarily outfitting their homes with indefinitely active cameras, infrared sensors and microphones if they purchase Microsoft’s new Xbox video game console, slated for release sometime next year.
According to leaked screen captures, the new console, codenamed “Durango,” will be “Always On, Always Connected,” meaning it will require a perpetual Internet connection, in addition to a new high-fidelity Kinect Sensor, “which will be required for the system to operate,” representing a huge win for Big Brother in infiltrating homes across the across the world under the guise of trendiness.
It was also revealed, in March 2012, that a company called Obscure Technologies was working alongside the U.S. Navy to develop “computer forensic tools capable of hacking such consoles.”
“Such tools are expected to be made for the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate — and there’s no particular mention of what Homeland Security might want with them,” reported Live Science last year.