skype-banOne of things Xbox One users were worried about was the Kinect, which they felt was sort of like an invasion of privacy especially if its camera and microphone were always on. Of course some gamers don’t care, but it seems that a recent bug in the system had some gamers paranoid. According to reports, there have been several Xbox One gamers who have claim that they have been banned due to using excessive profanity during their Skype calls and during Xbox Live Upload Studio videos. The latter is understandable since it is public, but the former does seem as though Microsoft might be listening in and banning gamers for swearing during what are supposed to be private calls.

Microsoft has since issued a statement and claimed that those who got banned from Skype was due to a bug, and not because Microsoft was listening in on their conversations. However for those who got banned due to Xbox Live Upload Studio video, Microsoft states, “We want a clean, safe and fun environment for all users. Excessive profanity as well as other Code of Conduct violations will be enforced upon and result in suspension of some or all privileges on Xbox Live.” Any of our readers experience similar bans themselves? More importantly, has Microsoft unbanned you since, especially if the Skype bans were considered a bug?

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