Obama’s NSA Spies on Video Gamers
Will there be enough liberals mad at Obama to put a stop to him?
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The National Security Agency has infiltrated computer games like World of Warcraft. They’re posing as players, as fellow tech bloggers and gamers. They’re trying to apprehend terrorists who might be playing. That’s what they say. They’re spying on people as they play as contestants in these games and my tech blogger buddies are livid. I mean, they feel violated like you can’t believe it. Folks, this is not your father’s NSA.
It wasn’t that long ago the NSA was listening in to what Khrushchev and Brezhnev and Gorbachev were saying. And now the NSA is playing computer games with 14-year-old boys trying to ascertain personal data and terrorist strategies. I’m told Edward Snowden, by the way, is the source for this. It’s the latest in the UK Guardian. And supposedly the morale at the NSA is at an all-time low because of all these leaks that Snowden has done and that people inside the NSA feel very, very depressed that their techniques are now known, having been widely disseminated.
“To the National Security Agency analyst writing a briefing to his superiors, the situation was clear: their current surveillance efforts were lacking something. The agency’s impressive arsenal of cable taps and sophisticated hacking attacks was not enough. What it really needed was a horde of undercover Orcs. That vision of spycraft sparked a concerted drive by the NSA and its UK sister agency GCHQ to infiltrate the massive communities playing online games, according to secret documents disclosed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
“The files were obtained by the Guardian and are being published on Monday in partnership with the New York Times and ProPublica. The agencies, the documents show, have built mass-collection capabilities against the Xbox Live console network –” (laughing) Oh, folks, do you believe this? I don’t know. There’s a part of me, all you can do is laugh at this.