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NSA Infiltrates WoW Looking for Terrorists?

DarkholmeDarkholme Wolfeboro, NHPosts: 1,201Member Uncommon

Title says it all. Here is the news bite from RT on Youtube; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljz68QZTXQo

"A new Edward Snowden release sheds light on a spy agency obsessed with online video games and the possibility of terrorists using them to plan attacks. Also, a new report surfaced revealing the FBI has the capabilities to hack into computer cams and collect live images. RT's Sam Sacks examines both tactics and questions whether or not the NSA is using their resources effectively."

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  • NobleNerdNobleNerd Wolcott, NYPosts: 671Member Uncommon
    Interesting.... Good thing I do not keep a camera attached to my computer :P

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  • NorseGodNorseGod Behind Enemy Lines, FLPosts: 856Member

    Terrorists are real.

    Just the other day I heard terrorists using Morse Code with car horns in traffic. Now, I have my very own gubment agent in my back seat to keep me safe.

    Censorship is intended to create an illusion that one side of the debate is correct and unopposed. Silence is not consent.

  • ThaneThane berlinPosts: 2,232Member Uncommon

    they heard WoW has a "sword of a thousdand thruths".

    so obvioulsy they had to check which thruths are on that sword and which not... could have been an illegal thruth after all :P

     

     

     

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  • LaterisLateris Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,748Member Uncommon
     oy......
  • RhoklawRhoklaw Ft. Bliss, TXPosts: 3,486Member Uncommon
    Sounds like a lame ass excuse for federal agents to play WoW during work hours if you ask me.

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  • dancingstardancingstar LeedsPosts: 346Member Uncommon
    Watch as multiple guilds with names like "J1h4d" or "lolqaida" get founded to troll the NSA agents . . .
  • NyghthowlerNyghthowler Brownwood, TXPosts: 177Member Uncommon
    This is why I have my phone, tablet, laptop, and gaming rig wrapped in tin-foil. I is gov'ment proofed...

    1. You have the right to shut the hell up.
    2. You have the right to a opinion just as soon as I tell you what it is.
    3. You have the right to die quietly or kicking and screaming. It doesn't really make a difference because you're dead either way.

  • ninjapyninjapy berkeley springs, WVPosts: 39Member Uncommon
    I hate to put politics in this but, Libertarian Party people. Get Government outta your games. Vote Libertarian up and down the board.
  • NephelaiNephelai SydneyPosts: 184Member Uncommon

    I find it strange that so much money, time and resources gets poured into this issue given that they kill more of their own with guns each year for example.

     

    Its like governments search for a wagon to hitch onto to keep them employed and the people distracted.

     

  • DuffMcDDuffMcD Jersey City, NJPosts: 14Member
    Hopefully RMT bots in MMOs will become suspect for funding terrorist plots and get shut down faster... just need to put the idea out there and let the rest unravel... 
  • SephrosSephros Somewhere, CAPosts: 396Member Uncommon
    They heard that wow had killed the mmo genre and are searching for other terrorist acts.

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  • NevulusNevulus Miami Beach, FLPosts: 1,288Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sephros
    They heard that wow had killed the mmo genre and are searching for other terrorist acts.

    lol epic.

  • TheMaahesTheMaahes Marlborough, MAPosts: 185Member
    I wonder what their reaction to Goldshire was.
  • HulluckHulluck lost in bfe, TNPosts: 604Member Uncommon
    They heard that a goblin engineer built a  rocket launcher.
  • jdlamson75jdlamson75 Jacksonville, FLPosts: 984Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Nyghthowler
    This is why I have my phone, tablet, laptop, and gaming rig wrapped in tin-foil. I is gov'ment proofed...

    For the love of the baby jeebus, don't forget the hat, man!  DON'T FORGET THE HAT!!!!!

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,668Member Uncommon
    All the good guys are playing other games. 

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
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  • Blazer6992Blazer6992 Las Vegas, NVPosts: 606Member Uncommon

       I just saw this on my local news. They said there a couple of other games too, plus all the people on the Xbox network.

     

  • TheHavokTheHavok San Jose, CAPosts: 2,398Member Uncommon

    On a somewhat related note...

    MMOs, especially ones with a cash shop, are being used to launder money.  I've heard some crazy stories from producers and devs about organized crime in some Asian and European countries where the criminals get involved in not only using the game to launder money, but also getting addicted to the game and demanding changes from the developers lol. Even criminals can be gamers at heart :P

    But anyways, I only bring this up because I could see these same criminals funneling money to terrorist. It's not out of the realm of possibilities.

  • Psion33Psion33 La Crosse, WIPosts: 248Member

    I already stated this a few times in game and got laughed at, months ago.

     

    Well, neener neener. :)

     

    Not to say these gamers don't deserve it. All kinds of PII is given out over game chat. If I was a dataminer, I would make bank recording all the gamer's info.

  • apocolusterapocoluster newport news, VAPosts: 1,321Member Uncommon
    More like some NAA guys got caught playing WoW on company time.....and this was their excuse

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  • Psion33Psion33 La Crosse, WIPosts: 248Member
    Originally posted by apocoluster
    More like some NAA guys got caught playing WoW on company time.....and this was their excuse

     

    No, cause then if leaked, it would be a big deal under operations and OPSEC. That would be "definitive" by nature, not "reportive" like the article is.

  • injenuinjenu miami, FLPosts: 142Member
    Originally posted by Nephelai

    I find it strange that so much money, time and resources gets poured into this issue given that they kill more of their own with guns each year for example.

     

    Its like governments search for a wagon to hitch onto to keep them employed and the people distracted.

     

    This... And the media is their mouthpiece to make everyone afraid and think their taxpayer dollars are going to good use. 

  • daemondaemon TimisoaraPosts: 680Member Common
    Your money well spent. Sad.
  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,930Member Uncommon
    Do they need a court order to search a corpse?
  • pierthpierth San Antonio, TXPosts: 1,503Member

    Sounds like someone mistook Taliban beards for neckbeards.

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