NSA targets games in addition to humans

  • The NSA has been spying not only on humans but also in the virtual world via games such as World of Warcraft. An Edward Snowden document argued that such games facilitated terrorist communications as well as shifting of funds. For instance, the game "Second Life" allows for anonymous texting and noticeboards. 

    Although, many NSA agents worked in the games, there's no proof that they stopped any terror by doing so. There's also no proof on whether or not terrorists really use such games to communicate. 

    According to a cybersecurity expert, companies create games in order to make money and keep a track of players' activities. "For terror groups looking to keep their communications secret, there are far more effective and easier ways to do so than putting on a troll avatar," he said. 

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