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NSA was monitoring online gaming communities like Xbox Live since 2008

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 09 Dec 2013 6:44 User comments (3)

NSA was monitoring online gaming communities like Xbox Live since 2008 According to recently revealed documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the NSA has been monitoring online gaming communities like Xbox Live, World of Warcraft and Second Life since at least 2008.
The agency has been infiltrating RPGs, posing as players, purportedly to root out potential terrorist communications.

Besides the NSA, British counterpart GCHQ was also involved in the operations, say the documents.

The files did not suggest that any terrorists were ever caught, but there were apparently so many undercover agents at one time that there was talk of starting a "deconfliction group" to prevent agents from spying on each other in the networks.

Both Blizzard and Microsoft say they are not aware of any surveillance on their players but most certainly did not grant permission to do so if anyone was spying.

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3 user comments

19.12.2013 19:48

"Dave, I'm giving you a very important assignment. For the next 4 years I expect you to actively participate in this online gaming community to identify any potential terrorist communications. Yes you will be getting paid. No, I am not kidding." - US Government

210.12.2013 04:41


"Dave, how's that terrorist hunting going?"

"Be right with you cap there's a bunch of orcs I swear are Communists... my guild are meeting to pwn some insurgent Horde Guild at the next dungeon first. Go away....... get me some more coffee and/or Mountain Dew bitch! What are you my mum?... shut up!"


This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Dec 2013 @ 4:44

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

314.12.2013 00:00

Come on Snowden, I know you want to reveal that America has a spy agency for toilet paper.

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