Microsoft Plans Public Beta for Xbox 360 Integration of Facebook, Twitter, Last.FM

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A public beta of the dashboard update that will bring Facebook, Twitter and Last.FM to Xbox Live is coming soon, according to MTV.

Xbox entertainment manager Jennifer Puzio-Brookes said the beta will begin in "middle-towards-end of October." Beyond traditional Facebooking, Facebook Connect will allow Xbox 360 users to post screenshots and text while in games that support the functionality.

Twitter and Last.FM will operate more or less as they do elsewhere, though Xbox Live Silver account members will only be able to use Last.FM on a trial basis. A premium, subscription-based service for Last.FM is also planned.

From The Chatty
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    October 6, 2009 2:55 PM

    Do we really need twitter on the Xbox? Seriously?

    Last.fm is cool because it gives the xbox more "media device" cred, but twitter and facebook integration is just dumb. Bet it somehow opens loopholes that lets people accounts get hacked...

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      October 6, 2009 3:05 PM

      stop smoking crack please, makes you less paranoid

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        October 6, 2009 4:11 PM

        lmao, how naive. People's accounts are getting hacked right now. As I'm typing this. Learn something about computers and you might realize that nothing is secure. And that was a comment of shoddy implementation, not really any paranoia. You know your stuff can get hacked right now, right? lol. So can mine.......ZOMG I GOTTA CHANGE MY PASSWORD EVERY 30 SECONDS!!! Best to not even use my account, yeah, yeah, then.....then they, THEM!!, can't get to my account, they can't get to what isn't......OMG I FORGOT TO CHANGE MY PASSWORD AGAIN!!! OH NOES< I HAVE BEEN DAH HAXXXFORDD!!!

        lol. Settle down verbal, Keyser Soze isn't real....

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          October 7, 2009 12:43 AM

          Helluvadrug.

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          October 7, 2009 2:44 AM

          Probably the government trying to cover up the 9/11 CONSPIRACY

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          October 7, 2009 9:26 AM

          I only have been working in IT industry for 20 years now. Claims based security is my speciality and I do threat modeling for breakfast. So I do realize nothing is ever secure.

          When referring to paranoia I wasn't referring to the security aspects as such but exactly as you point it out namely at the so called shoddy implementation. Assuming it will be crap is what I call paranoia.

          Sure it won't be 100% bulletproof as it just can't be, but this doesn't mean it will be shoddy.
          Do you really think the XBOX team can afford doing a shoddy implementation?

          Stop smoking crack and spreading the fear.

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