NSA Spied On Online Gamers

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Vol 49 Issue 50

2013 In Technology

The National Security Agency’s high-tech online spying, the debut of the Xbox One and Playstation 4, and the rise of wearable computers such as smartwatches were all major news stories this year.
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NSA Spied On Online Gamers

Newly released documents reveal that members of the National Security Agency spied on multiplayer online games, believing that terrorists might be using the games to communicate, coordinate real-world attacks, and pass money to one another. What do you think?

  • “Yeah, I play World Of Warcraft with a bunch of guys from al-Qaeda. They’re pretty good.”

    Donna Sinclair
    Disc Jockey
  • “So, all this time I might’ve been playing with someone who’s just pretending to be someone pretending to be an orc?”

    Leon Kupperman
    Window Installer
  • “I don’t play video games, so I’m not too worried about being spied on.”

    Dietrich Brown
    Poet
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