This is t just about what Microsoft can/will do with the stats. As stated earlier, the NSA has access to anything Windows and, if I recall, the XONE uses some form of Windows 8. As I said, even if Microsoft themselves aren't doing anything with the stuff, other people can/will. It's the same thing with browsing the Internet, only now there's direct feed video of you. Yes, obstructing the lens of the Kinect will ultimately get rid of this issue, as wi not buyi g the thi g at all. However what about the people who don't want to go through all that - who just want their Xbox one to have fun with some games and are t doing anything particularly private? Sucks to them, because thy either have to go through unnecessary procedures (obstructing kinect), or they get to be spied on. Repeat: it isn't just what Microsoft is doing with the data. It's what others. Could and WILL do. That's just mean, I'm sorry.