Microsoft May Feel Privacy Heat Despite Xbox Backtracking

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 5:57 PM EDT) -- In a striking policy reversal, Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday nixed some controversial features of its new Xbox One gaming console, but attorneys say the company could still face privacy lawsuits over the system's data collection methods.

As part of the reversal of their digital rights management rules, Microsoft's announcement rescinds the requirement that the yet-to-be-released gaming system must connect to the Internet once every 24 hours in order for users to play games. Attorneys say this takes some weight off the shoulders of consumers who were...
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