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Presentation update “Xbox, the surveillance device!” How? Why?

I was searching on the internet to answer the question “why and how Xbox can be used to spy on you” and I what I found was really impressive and very bad. One thing that Microsoft made on the Xbox is the camera that is being active even when your console is off and can listen to your commands and even can read your heart beats with the right software Sean Hollister  stated. Sean Hollister  also stated that “Microsoft says it doesn’t plan to abuse that power, and claims it couldn’t even if it tried. The company told us that the Kinect’s cameras and microphones aren’t actually recording or transmitting any audio or video data back to Microsoft’s servers without the user’s explicit consent, and all ambiently collected data is anonymized. While some voice commands are processed at Microsoft’s servers, they’re converted to text before they ever leave the machine, and biometric data is translated into numerical values that simply indicate, say, where a player’s limbs are during online multiplayer games. While Microsoft says the Kinect is an “integral part” of the new Xbox, it also claims that sensing”(Could the NSA use Microsoft’s Xbox One to spy on you?)

Why would a company like Microsoft spy on people?

Although Microsoft stated that they are not going to spy on people, but Sean brought an example of Skype giving access to private Skype video and audio calls, years before, Skype assured that it is impossible to do such a request like “giving access to private Skype video and audio calls, and now…?

Would Microsoft help the government to spy on people?

Here would be the answer

Xbox One by Moo Jay



Media impact on politics

One fact makes the social media strong when it comes to the topic of politics, is how it changed Arabs from being with to against their government. This does not makes me agree with what Arabs doing today in their countries, in fact I disagree with all of it for the fact that what they did is wrong, actually it was wrong from the start, because it just produced more anger and hate. The issue that the Arabs facing is the impact of Social Media in which they see for example videos or words that produces anger without knowing why they are even doing this. For instance if we delve more into this topic you will find out that Arabs always throws their own issues to Americans meaning that “America is the problem with everything” so this makes it even worse, if someone fail his course then yeah it is “Americans”

How this have even took place at first? and how this idea of “Americans” came to Arabs? One answer is reading off the internet and not knowing what is the source’s point meaning that “bad people” or “bad Arabs” have used this social media to brainwash Arabs and make Americans the main issue of everything. Also to be more fair I am not leaving the other side, as an Arab I have faced a lot of bad Americans who treated me as “The bad Muslim” and I do not mind it is totally okay for me, in fact it made me more open and try fix their thoughts about “me” not anyone else. Social Media is not something we should ignore, but something we should pay attention to more so that bad people do not use it to drive our “good guys” from the right roads, to the bad, and turn them to “bad guys” and the examples can be seen everywhere.

Now let us turn back to what I have said at first, when I stated that “bad people” used the social media to do bad things and brainwash the good guys, here I mean the bad guys who came from the government itself this is what destroyed the Arab dream and turned “Arabs spring” to “Arabs hill”.

This is my opinion and my opinion does not mean I am with either side, I am just arguing questions have been asked through the last 4 years, this is not meant to be disrespectful, instead it is for education.

Impact of the internet

Now we all agree that the internet is full of good things and bad things, and based on what the person’s (user’s) interest that good or bad things comes. But based on last class discussion, I had a lot of points to point out that, even though based on your interest (searching habits) you can find the good or bad things, but in fact, there are words that the users could search and find a lot of the worst things he could ever find, taking example here, if I am taking religion course, and wanted to search “Isalm” or “Christianity” or any other religion, I will sure find the worst pictures and topics that I will never want to read or see. This issue can not be fixed and will not be fixed even if it is as simple, uploading the  picture or writing about that topic. This issue is based on education, today’s internet  has greatly changed from the one years and years ago, now we have so many users, and that opened a way for ignorant to separate their ignorance on the internet, and you can not tell them to not use the internet because of their ignorance, but you can educate them. Now the greatest impact of the internet that changed the way how I think about people of internet, is by doing the bad search habit, where I can find the things that I do not want to see, and just learn how to next time skip falling in the same mistake that those who fell. It was when I searched “Islam” in English, and I saw the worst pictures I’ve seen in my life. Now the internet is different from country to country for one reason, is that if you search in English for something good you can find the good, but if you search in Arabic, you will sure find few good things and the rest bad things that could lead to depression that will lead the user at the end to search what is the easiest way to suicide.

This post represent only my opinion.

impact of the internet that effected my life

The internet is a world where we can meet people from all over the world, people from china can talk with the people from The US. Which is really a nice thing about the internet. Years ago before coming to the United states to finish my bachelor degree, My thoughts about the US was all that its full of those danger  people like the movies, and therefore I never thought of completing my bachelor there, but after I started playing video games over the internet, I  have met some awesome and great people who I will never meet in my home country and this has changed whole my life and made me fight to get to the US to complete my degree.