XBL friends lists will go public in December

friends listAccording to Microsoft’s official blogsite, GamerScore, starting on December 4th, the 360 Fall software update will allow Xbox Live members to browse the friends lists of their XBL comrades from the 360’s dashboard. Microsoft says:

"With this new feature, members can find old friends or connect with new ones within the community of more than 8 million people on Xbox LIVE around the globe and send messages and game invites, as well as compare games and Achievements."

But what if you have friends that you don’t want your girlfriend or boyfriend to see such as "hotbod," or "KurioiusKitten?" Not to worry, you can set your XBL live preferences to lockout suspicious eyes. Microsoft says:

"Members who would like to keep their friends list private can take the following steps to change their settings beginning today:
Log in to www.xbox.com/fof and select one of the three options available for your Gamertag:

· Everyone (only available to members 18 and older)
· Friends only (available to members 13 and older)
· Blocked (available to all members, and automatic for anyone under the age of 13)"

Some might argue that this new open door policy of sharing friends lists is also an invasion of privacy, especailly if gamers aren’t even aware of this feature being added. But we’ll see once December 4th rolls around and the new Fall update arrives.


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