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Snowden leak examines gaming as a terrorist propaganda and training tool

Kyle Orland: The latest document dump from former NSA (National Security Agency) contractor Edward Snowden is getting a lot of deserved attention for revelations that international security agencies are taking steps to monitor communications inside online games. But those leaked documents also include an in-depth report on the potential for games to be used as recruitment, training, and propaganda tools by extremist organizations.

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XiSasukeUchiha930d ago

Ok, is the info any use for gamers? or some terrorists around the corner(Hehehe)

cyphertech930d ago

The best recruitment tool for terrorism is an accurate understanding of domestic and foreign policy.

JsonHenry930d ago

Just understanding financial policy would be enough for most people.

Congress at 6% approval rating. At want point does the people of the USA decide we are not being represented by our "elected" officials? 4%? 2%?????

aCasualGamer930d ago

An understanding of the political, financial and social system is a true eyeopener. Don't know though why you'd turn a terrorist and start killing innocent people. I guess if you live in countries where the people are suffering and you lose your family, you could get desperate enough that there is a tendency to just say "fu**k it all and everyone" ala A Lawabiding Citizen.

The mental state is a fragile thing.

tigertron930d ago

*NSA agent in the staff room playing on his Xbox*
*NSA boss walks in*
NSA boss: "What are you doing? you're supposed to be working! your lunch break finished 20 minutes ago!
NSA agent: "I'm...uh...monitorin g potential terrorists, sir."
NSA boss: "Oh, carry on."

TheLostCause930d ago

It was on the UK news yesterday that it's being reported that the NSA and MI5 are in WoW and other online games monitering our messages and payment information etc... Now this today, it's seriously dodgy as I dont buy it for a second that the sole purpose of them spying on everything we do is just to combat "terrorism", it's getting to the point where technology is getting abused by corrupt governments to spy on it's own people to make sure we're behaving like good little herds of sheep, it's a messed up world nowadays.

kingPoS929d ago

Heck I sometimes use PS3 messaging instead of email... it feels less monitored.

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