FBI, CIA spy on gaming websites

  • Article by: MARK MAZZETTI and JUSTIN ELLIOTT , New York Times
  • Updated: December 9, 2013 - 11:15 PM

World of Warcraft, other fantasy worlds are overrun by U.S., British intelligence.

  • 9
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
  • 1 - 9 of 9
tracerbulletDec. 9, 1311:39 PM

"The spies have created make-believe characters" - I first thought Snowden was a bit of a traitor, possibly letting out secrets that put people's lives in danger. However, exposing this monumental waste of the NSA's time I may have to lean towards him being a hero.

20
1
raybeamDec. 9, 1311:43 PM

Our country would be a lot better off if this kind of government effort was directed towards uncovering and prosecuting criminal fraud in the banking and corporate worlds. That is were billions and billions are stolen from the american economy every year. Let's get real.

19
0
fatredneckDec. 10, 13 5:26 AM

Our country would be a lot better off if this kind of government effort would be spent on economy and regulation within their own institutions. Like trim all the dead fat (unnecessary positions/ processes) and stop paying inflated prices (like $600 for a screw) just because some vendor submitted an invoice.

6
2
bizsmithDec. 10, 13 6:17 AM

And you think the hostile governments aren't doing the same?

2
8
RankenFyleDec. 10, 13 6:38 AM

It's one thing to have that feeling you're being watched; it's even more disconcerting when the watchers are borderline paranoid.

10
1
elind56Dec. 10, 13 6:54 AM

"...so many CIA, FBI and Pentagon spies were hunting around in Second Life, the document said, a “deconfliction” group was needed to avoid collisions..."---------------So the U.S. has hundreds(?), thousands(?) of "agents" trekking around in on-line video games under the premise of hunting for terrorists? Are you kidding me? This takes paranoid and bizarre to entirely new levels. That said, I would love to be present at one of their strategy meetings.

11
0
turgidDec. 10, 13 6:56 AM

This is a fantastic joke played by the agents on their supervisors - "boss, I really think I've got a sleeper cell here. I just need to play this video game for another 2 weeks during work time and I'll let you know!"

15
0
luzhishenDec. 10, 1310:22 AM

I have heard that the terrorists are communicating via x-rated websites and I volunteer to help the government monitor them!

5
0
money2Dec. 10, 1311:24 AM

There's nothing wrong here. The US is spying on the Brits that play the games and the Brits are spying on the US people. Then both are spying on everyone else. I can't believe that the spy agencies feel this is a good use of our money. There has to be a better use of our tax dollars than this. Why not "HIRE" gamers and pay for their internet games. Then show them what to look for while playing their games. That would save the US millions and let gamers play for free. A win, win as far as I can tell.

1
0
  • 1 - 9 of 9

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT