That large eye of the Xbox One's Kinect sensor has come to represent the possibility of something a little terrifying, and no matter how many disclaimers Microsoft have offered up, the notion of an all-seeing device that can read your heartbeat lying in wait for activation is a disquieting one in the wake of the PRISM scandal.
But it's ok, because Microsoft have now said that they'll take any government that tries to snoop on Xbox One owners via Kinect to court.
“Absent a new law, we don’t believe the government has the legal authority to compel us or any other company that makes products with cameras and microphones to start collecting voice and video data," said a missive from Microsoft, sent to The Verge.
“We’d aggressively challenge in court any attempts to try and force us to do so.”
Microsoft denied supplying the US government with carte blanche access to Skype, Skydrive, Outlook and any other MS product in the wake of the PRISM business, of course that oesn't discount the probability of them handing some stuff over when asked.
"When we upgrade or update products legal obligations may in some circumstances require that we maintain the ability to provide information in response to a law enforcement or national security request," read Microsoft's statement in response to concerns about governments requesting data.