no one should be surprised in a tyrannical government.
This is banality of evil at it's finest.
That is child abuse!
The Horde are not terrorist....they are good people.....hehehe......:)
BWAHAHAHAHA! Tyrannical government... that's rich.
The NSA must be very bored.... wow players don't have time to talk about terrorist attacks they are to busy grinding
What?? You mean all those people who rant, rave, threaten and punk other players are now under suspicion of being a real world threat?? Maybe they should go after the spammers selling gold. After all, they get their gold by hacking accounts and most live in various countries.
And, of course, Yahoo! doesn't even try to hide that they allow people to spy on them by disabling SSL by default. So why are we so worried about those that at least try to secure most of it?
I think its funny this is all coming out now, those of us who worked for NSA were like.... They're seriously playing WOW? ROFL Come on...
You can't be serious. I play World of Warcraft and I just bought an Xbox One. #wtfNSA
For the Horde!!!!!
I hate to play Devil's Advocate here but the dismissive tone in, "More than anything, these documents show just how paranoid the NSA had become" is unwarranted. With all other forms of communication monitored and locked down (even email as the whole PRISM debacle shows) I'm sure the masterminds behind the more sophisticated terror cells have thought of using WoW and other MMOs as a communications medium. I'm all for balancing privacy with security but ridiculing the NSA for thinking of this ignores the potential problems here. Long shot but you can't blame them for exploring this as a possibility.
The paranoia is buried in the assumptions. "We have to completely infiltrate the game to find the bad guys." Note that the question of whether the bad guys actually existed was never raised. No one seriously asked: "Wait a minute. What if the reason we aren't finding evidence is because the evidence isn't THERE?"
In other sections, the report claimed that online games could be used to directly fund terrorism, or that players could build sophisticated 3D maps of real-world areas then use biometric monitors to measure human responses. It's outlandish.
"or that players could build sophisticated 3D maps of real-world areas"
Good point, just shows how ignorant they were of the game itself lol. Maybe they should have tried snooping in on Minecraft then.
KZukowski:Maybe they should have tried snooping in on Minecraft then.
They probably did & do.
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