NSA Are Spying On Gamers Too
THE National Security Agency have sent their grotty little tentacles into every corner of the globe, spying on us all in a bid to reassure us all that they’re fighting off terrorists. Even though most of us aren’t terrorists. And by a huge margin too.
Anyway, the tech world have teamed up and said ‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! THE ONLY PEOPLE ALLOWED TO INVADE THE PRIVACY OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS US!’
Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, LinkedIn and Yahoo head-up the Reform Government Surveillance coalition, which was announced late last night and they said: ”We understand that governments have a duty to protect their citizens, but this summer’s revelations highlighted the urgent need to reform government surveillance practices worldwide.”
“The balance in many countries has tipped too far in favour of the state and away from the rights of the individual, rights that are enshrined in our Constitution. This undermines the freedoms we all cherish. It’s time for change.”
But it doesn’t end there. See, the NSA aren’t just poking their beaks into our emails. They’re also spying on us while we play games according to reports.
Intelligence officers have been deploying undercover officers to virtual universes like World of Warcraft and Second Life. Far less glamorous than spies with poisoned umbrella tips hiding behind newspapers in train stations.
Stories carried by papers like The New York Times and The Guardian say that American and British spies have spent years hunting the fictitious worlds looking for terrorists or informants. That, or they told their bosses they were looking for baddies while they were actually skiving at work.
The reports were based on documents provided by Edward Snowden who is probably playing a whole lot of Second Life because he’s not allowed out of the house.
THEY’RE WATCHING YOU EDWARD!