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 Post subject: Game services targeted by US and UK spy agencies
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:11 pm 
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Excerpt:
"To the National Security Agency analyst writing a briefing to his superiors, the situation was clear: their current surveillance efforts were lacking something. The agency's impressive arsenal of cable taps and sophisticated hacking attacks was not enough. What it really needed was a horde of undercover Orcs.

That vision of spycraft sparked a concerted drive by the NSA and its UK sister agency GCHQ to infiltrate the massive communities playing online games, according to secret documents disclosed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/d ... econd-life

What a waste of time and $$


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 Post subject: Re: Game services targeted by US and UK spy agencies
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:03 am 
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This is really old news and not really surprising. I remember this was explained back in the mid-2000s ( I think), when it was reported that terrorists would go hang out in mmo games. Their purpose was to talk and also run thru simulations by using FPS games and the like. It's the spy agencies job but I'm not one to get into the politics of the world.


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