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Xbox One to monitor TV viewing, content watched, number of viewers

Posted By admin On May 25, 2013 @ 6:24 am In Prison Planet,Tile | Comments Disabled

Hugh Armitage
Digital Spy [1]
May 25, 2013

Xbox One will monitor users’ content viewing in a number of ways.

Microsoft [2]‘s next-generation console has applied for a patent offering users Xbox 360-like achievements for watching specific content and adverts, reports Gamesindustry International [3].

The console’s Kinect 2 will also employ DRM measures to prevent more people than the license allows viewing the content at one go, as per another patent filed last year [4].

If Kinect senses too many people in the room, it will prompt the users to upgrade the license.

“Television viewing tends to be a passive experience for a viewer, without many opportunities for the viewer to engage or have interactive experiences with the presented content,” the application for the achievements reads.

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[1] Digital Spy: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a484593/xbox-one-to-monitor-tv-viewing-content-watched-number-of-viewers.html

[2] Microsoft: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/companies/microsoft/

[3] Gamesindustry International: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-05-24-microsoft-applies-for-patent-on-tv-achievements

[4] another patent filed last year: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a435927/microsoft-patents-parental-controls-using-kinect.html

[5] New Xbox by NSA partner Microsoft will watch you 24/7: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-xbox-by-nsa-partner-microsoft-will-watch-you-247.html

[6] The New Xbox One Will be a “Monitoring Device Under the Guise of a Gaming Console”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-new-xbox-one-will-be-a-%e2%80%9cmonitoring-device-under-the-guise-of-a-gaming-console%e2%80%9d.html

[7] New Xbox Reportedly Won’t Let You Play (Unless It Can Spy On You): http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-xbox-reportedly-wont-let-you-play-unless-it-can-spy-on-you.html

[8] Samsung TVs Can Be Hacked to Spy on Viewers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/samsung-tvs-can-be-hacked-to-spy-on-viewers.html

[9] Report: Mass Suicide Threats at Xbox 360 Plant: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-mass-suicide-threats-at-xbox-360-plant.html

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