Stephen Colbert Spies on the Spies Playing Second Life

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!" » 12/17/13 11:06am 12/17/13 11:06am

American and British Governments May Have Spied on WoW and Xbox Live

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… » 12/09/13 8:35am 12/09/13 8:35am

The NSA Mines an Insane Amount of Data From Every Tech Service You Use

Wow. Nothing is sacred. The Washington Post has discovered that the NSA and FBI have teamed up to tap into the servers of nine US tech companies—Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, you name it—and have extracted e-mails, photographs, audio, video, documents and connection logs. They basically have free reign to take… » 6/06/13 9:10pm 6/06/13 9:10pm

Fun with FUD: Warcraft Helpin' th' Terrists?

A researcher at the Pentagon-funded National Defense University has theorized ways in which terrorists could use virtual worlds to speak their nefarious code talk and coordinate attacks on U.S. insert. Yeah, insert facepalm. In a presentation, reported on Wired's blog, two freedom-haters swap terms such as "White Keep"… » 9/20/08 5:00pm 9/20/08 5:00pm