Spies are people just like the rest of us, and just like the rest of us, some of them probably like video games. Which games? Well, according to some new documents that have surfaced online, at least a few NSA employees appear to be Final Fantasy fans.
Mario. Solid Snake. Cloud Strife. EDWARD SNOWDEN.
Last year, we stared the downside to living in the future straight in the face.
In case you weren't scared enough of the reach of the US National Security Agency, reports coming out of Germany are accusing the intelligence agency of literally seizing shipments of computers, installing malware and sometimes even hardware bugs on them.
Last week, Jon Stewart tackled the absurdity of the NSA spying on World of Warcraft because there might be terrorists playing it or something. This week, The Colbert Report chimed in with a look at spying on Second Life—"a game for people who don't have a first one!"
Last night's episode of The Daily Show tackled the hilariously unsettling news that the American and British governments are spying on games like World of Warcraft and Second Life.
American and British spies infiltrated World of Warcraft and Second Life, using the games to monitor what they think are terrorist communications, recruit informers, and gather data on communications between players, according to classified documents uncovered by the non-profit investigative journalism organization…
Every Awful Edward Snowden Game, Reviewed. There are a lot of cheaply made games about Edward Snowden. Most of them I don't want to touch with a 10-foot pole. Lucky for us, our friends at Animal New York sat down and played them, so we don't have to.
Third Echelon's best agent has gone rogue, and they've turned to Facebook for help tracking down Sam Fisher. Where would you go if you were a top secret government agency trying to track down a traitor? MySpace? Please.