XBox Series X & S

XBox Series X & S

Review date: 11/02/2020

Microsoft rolls out it's all-new Xbox series just in time for the holidays 2020. With the upgraded, powerful X series and the smaller, cheaper S series, Xbox gives their consoles a long-awaited next-gen power boost so you can play games like Halo Infinite, Cyberpunk 2077, Fortnite, Forza, Dirt 5 and more.

What could happen if something goes wrong

Microsoft made a change to their privacy policy right before it started selling its new Xbox consoles. They announced they will no longer collect voice search or speech-to-text data on users. This is very good. Especially now that we know Sony will be recording Voice Chat users' chats with no way to opt out on the news PS5. We like seeing Microsoft go the other direction and collect less voice data. And be aware that while Xbox doesn't share your data with third parties, some of the games you play on the Xbox made by other companies might be collecting and sharing your data.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: No

App: Yes

Tracks Location

Device: Yes

App: Yes

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How can you control your data?

You can manage your data via the Microsoft Privacy dashboard.

What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?

Needs Improvement

In December, 2019, 250 million internal customer service and support logs were exposed online.

Can this product be used offline?

No

User friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

Yes

Uses encryption in transit and at rest.

Encryption

Yes

Uses encryption in transit and at rest.

Strong password

Yes

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Microsoft has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/msrc/bounty

Privacy policy

Yes

Microsoft's privacy contains Learn more links that have more detailed information. The Xbox section can be found in the Entertainment and related services section.

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

Yes

Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?

No

Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?

Yes

The Xbox Series X & S utilizes AI for automatically adjusting the color and contrast of images on the screen.

Company contact info

Phone Number

No

Email

No

Twitter

XboxSupport

Updates

Xbox Series X ushers in a fantastic change Microsoft hadn’t announced until now
Microsoft is about to start selling its newest consoles, with Xbox Series X and Series S preorders set to start on September 22nd. But before that happens, Microsoft wanted to let fans know that the Xbox will protect your privacy even better than before, with the company making several changes its Xbox data collection practices.
Microsoft Security Shocker As 250 Million Customer Records Exposed Online
Davey Winder
A new report reveals that 250 million Microsoft customer records, spanning 14 years, have been exposed online without password protection.

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