Re: XBox One == Creepy Snooping Apparatus
Everyone's favourite Google fanboy comes out to play. Dear oh dear.
Now I love a conspiracy theory as much as the next man, but this is stretching it. Let's look with slightly more impartial eyes.
Well, Eadon is forever calling MS idiots, releasing stuff no-one wants, and now he insists that they're clever enough to pull a James Bond style conspiracy piece together. Really, he can't have it both ways. For a successful conspiracy, you need a small group of folk with a smattering of intelligence. Microsoft are not exactly small and the bigger the bureaucracy, the more unlikely a conspiracy is to succeed. Assuming that you're right that MS are releasing stuff that's rubbish/no-one wants, then how can they be smart enough to even think of such a clever ploy?
Google on the other hand fit the bill far better:
- Gather information and sell to the highest bidder = Check
- Proclaim 'do no evil' while sniffing data from a vast array of sources and using it for their own gain = Check
- Release devices (or at least an OS for the purpose - even smarter - let others build the devices!) that are designed to be always on and disseminate information = check
- Do all this while having a massively successful PR/Marketing approach that makes them look happy-clappy and fashionable (only Apple are better at this) = check
Google are a smart company that can get away with an awful lot. A better conspiracy candidate than tired old Balmer's boys.
And as for Trojan horse in your home - well, Google Glass goes far better than that. A spy device that goes everywhere and sees everything. Eadon, you're looking THE WRONG WAY!
But do I believe Google are really like that? No, not in a 'do evil' kind of way, and I don't believe Microsoft are either. Only a paranoid mind with a fanatical dislike of anything (whether good or bad) with a particular label on it would have such delusions.