What is it? (I refuse to click on random links.)
Its a patent that effectively allows microsoft to use the kinect to record voice and camera footage at any stage under the pretext of gathering 'player responsiveness' feedback and save and upload it to their public servers, which then by default makes it accessible by the government as corporate property.
Its also linked to accounts under the context of being able to reward players for doing certain things, which also means if you think about it that all of the information gathered would be stored in tandumn with your account information making none of it anonymous and making you easily traceable at any time, along with anyone you connect to
aka, someone watches a movie at your house, that then links your account to theirs even if you aren't Xbox friends because of the association of data.
Also allows that data to be used to assess and evaluate your potential for certain things such as advertisements and your repetitiveness to it. Aka if the camera detects a person drinking coca cola, it allows the console to then display more coca cola advertisements, and a mark that you are receptive to that can be put on your account
This is specifically to do with game playing but also the TV features the Xbox will allow.
Aka, if it goes far enough it could allow custom made add breaks to be shown suited to what it thinks you may like
ALL WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION!