Breaking News - Government Infiltrates Xbox Live and World of Warcraft in Search of Terrorists

Peter and Justin explore the extent to which government agencies monitor online behavior as new information arises about the monitoring of World of Warcraft, Second Life, and Xbox Live users.

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jflkdjs
jflkdjs

The whole anti-terrorist counter measures have gone out of hand. It's just disgusting now!

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

This from the same government that, back in the 60s, in their attempt to create the ultimate, psychic, anti-Communist super soldier ended up with some really high veterans that started the hippie movements.  They don't live entirely in reality.

master20234
master20234

Terrerrists in Amurica, time to gurt mer gurn....and mer murs and kerberd.

hystavito
hystavito

Maybe they also use it for recruiting.  Agencies like that are often looking for people who are intelligent and/or creative, but in addition I have heard/read that they often look for loners, people who feel like they don't fit in socially, etc.  Seems like decent places to find those types of candidates.


Also, I can imagine someone who spends a lot of time on their computer playing these games (or other computer activities in general) might be a good choice for an analyst who will be potentially obsessive about pouring over huge amounts of data and being very thorough.

dhsk8sb
dhsk8sb

Hey NSA. If you want to see me work out naked tap into my kinect. Gamertag: GrayM4tt3r. Usually around 11 or 12. ; {D

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

How paranoid can spy-masters be. :/


This just feeds unkind stereotyping about the intelligence community.