FBI Targets Xbox Live and Second Life as Potential Gang Havens

Do you own an Xbox 360? Congratulations! You're well on your way to a life of street crime!

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rezzah2597d ago (Edited 2597d ago )

not really, gangs don't always meet up in person, they use the internet chats and other ways of spreading important info.

Also since the 360 has the more popular online system for its socialism (one of the main reasons why people buy it is because their friends have a 360).

Besides since it is the most popular system of the three in america then isn't it more likely they would use a 360 than a PS3 or Wii?

There are a ton of gangs, not all are the smartest groups. Also since it is the FBI they are dealing with all groups within the states. Don't expect the mafia to be using this as their primary source of communication.

BTW how many millions own a 360 and use Live in america? It is highly likely that there must be some gangs that use Live as a means to communicate.

Rainstorm812597d ago

What idiot would use XBL when there are a million better ways to talk without being monitored....

Then again they are gang member and not geniuses..

tickticktick2597d ago

Raiinstorm81 they only monitor public games. Lot of people in the US own 360's so I'm not surprised they found "gang" members on Live.

My only fear is that a violent state of mind and violent video games don't turn into a bad day.

SilentNegotiator2597d ago

Why? Gang members communicate using social media. And since online gaming tends to be popular around young adults...surprise, surprise; there might be some gang members using XBL and SL.

Xbox LIVE isn't 1984. Cops patrol the streets, too, but not constantly with scopes on everyone. And your phone history, internet history, etc can be checked if suspicion is aroused.

ApplEaglElephant2597d ago

maybe they use Live as a mean to avoid wiretap or surveillance.

Kinda ridiculous that you concludes without knowing anything.

EVILDEAD3602597d ago (Edited 2597d ago )

Breaking news..Gang Members own computers and some actually own an Xbox.

You won't beleive this but they also have Facebook accounts (which is very rare). They also have infiltrated (sit down for this one) Twitter.

These notorious gangsters who own X360s (wait for it) have an Xbox Live account. When they play Halo Reach and Gears of War 3 they chat with each ther (which is a felony in 48 states).

So if you have a Computer, an Xbox, or breathe then that clearly means that you are gang affiliated.


rezzah2597d ago

Yea it's not the fact that they play together, it is what they talk about, which is what the FBI is after.

Information is the most valuable thing in the world; who cares what they play in their spare time it is what they talk about over Live or internet chats.

EVILDEAD3602597d ago

'Information is the most valuable thing in the world; who cares what they play in their spare time it is what they talk about over Live or internet chats.'

LOL @ you REALLY caring what gang member talk about on Facebook, Twitter, Live or even PSN.

This line from the title is REALLY what they were trying to insinuate..

'Do you own an Xbox 360? Congratulations! You're well on your way to a life of street crime!'

When does the silliness end


rezzah2597d ago

It's not that I care or not, humans never care until it affects them personally, it's what the FBI care about and what they can do with the information.

If they learn that an attack will occur on a said date, they can prevent it, they can use info to lead them to a leader, and so much more.

I agree with the stupidity of that line, but I don't disagree with the FBI trying to make their country a safer place.

Rainstorm812597d ago

This is the real question, how does the FBI know whos XBL accounts to monitor, just because some one is talking about drugs & killing & robberies doesnt mean they are in a gang maybe they just are into Saints Row....

DeadlyFire2596d ago


Its called gaming clans not gangland. Call that shit a gang if you want.

As for real gangs using a digital device that is connected to the internet to communicate. How is that surprising? PSN is free, why bother with XBL? lol

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Rainstorm812597d ago

Really? What kind of Gang Activity is really happening on XBL ??

rezzah2597d ago (Edited 2597d ago )


kreate2597d ago

more like communications.

there is actually more gang activities going on in ps home than xbox live as far as activities go.

Tuxedo_Mask2597d ago (Edited 2597d ago )

Hey, if you were serving life in prison a Second Life could come in handy.

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sovietsoldier2597d ago

last thing i want is the feds poking around xbl or psn because it will lead to nothing but trouble even for those not involved .

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