libranoelrose: what a stupid headline
KingoftheCheese: I submitted this with a funnier headline.
Ralph, plz stop terrorizing
vudukungfu: One NSA document said that the World of Warcraft monitoring "continues to uncover potential Sigint value by identifying accounts, characters and guilds related to Islamic extremist groups, nuclear proliferation and arms dealingJeepers, if they are playing WOW in their mommy's cave, they aren't blowing up buses.
Karma Chameleon: Wouldn't paranoia be increased?
To The Escape Zeppelin!: Karma Chameleon: Wouldn't paranoia be increased?No because wrapping your head in tinfoil gives you the confidence that nobody is reading your brainwaves. It also gives you slightly higher resistance to fire damage but you take a -2 penalty against microwave weapons.
cman: If we aint got nothing to hide then we shouldn't be afearedIts ok that they are doing this. Plus, since there is a good guy in the White House, we can trust him to do what's right and not abuse this.
Gergesa: Just for the sake of argument, if terrorists were using an MMO discuss their plans(unlikely), wouldn't they find it logical to go with obscure games like regnum online?/what a waste of public funds.
Jim_Callahan: The NSA reportedly tried to expand the program to Eve online, but the effort was abandoned after the third time the program head's bank account was drained by anonymous hackers using aliases with variations on the word "Goon" in them.
cman: cman: If we aint got nothing to hide then we shouldn't be afearedIts ok that they are doing this. Plus, since there is a good guy in the White House, we can trust him to do what's right and not abuse this.Damn. Rewrote the sentence and forgot to ensure that I fixed it all. Fixt
FormlessOne: I love the realization that the real threat, at least from the article's perspective, was not that various spy agencies were playing MMOs, but that they were conspiring to construct mobile games that could be used to extract information from your smartphone, and which could be unwittingly downloaded by folks all over the world.Candy Crush. Think about it. Imagine one of the most popular mobile games on the planet, as little more than a Trojan horse for spyware.
revrendjim: So some clever CIA employee figured out a way to play WoW on company time. You kind of have to admire that. Now he's going to submit a proposal that terrorists might be hiding messages in porn.
FormlessOne: Candy Crush. Think about it. Imagine one of the most popular mobile games on the planet, as little more than a Trojan horse for spyware.
ToastTheRabbit: wait..... people still use second life?
No Time To Explain: but it gives me a +2 fire resistance/that -10 intelligence is what keeps me away
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