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Kinect will not be mandatory on XBox One

According to The Verge, Microsoft has reversed another XBox One decision. Earlier, the Kinect sensor was described as being essential to proper operation of the new console. In other words, it would not be possible to turn off the Kinect. This raised all kinds of privacy concerns, and Microsoft previously assured potential buyers that they could control what the Kinect was allowed to detect. But in the midst of the current and growing concerns about NSA spying, Microsoft has gone further, saying that the XBox One's Kinect can be disabled completely while still allowing the console to function normally.