For the last couple of weeks, a number of stories have been published that seem to suggest that Microsoft and the NSA have a somewhat cozy relationship.  In this commentary, I evaluate the latest headlines surrounding these stories and also take on a few major questions that people keep asking.

* Why is Microsoft forcing us to buy a Kinect? Why is there no option to remove it?

* How close is Microsoft and the NSA?

* Should you be concerned for your privacy if you buy an Xbox One?

* Who is to blame? Microsoft or the Government?

Sources:

How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages – The Guardian

Microsoft Responds to NSA Relationship Stories – Microsoft

VGN – VideoGamesAndNews.com