U.S. Navy hires hackers to design spy tools for gaming consoles

HardwareLust: On Saturday, we told you about the US Government’s plan to hack into your gaming console to monitor terrorist activity. Who better to figure out exactly how to accomplish that than hackers? Yep, the U.S. Navy, who awarded the contract to Obscure Technologies, is hiring hackers to accomplish a whole slew of interesting objectives on the Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

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telekineticmantis2112d ago

adheres to these "spy tools" are committing Reputational financial suicide.

Solid_Snake372112d ago

Well, its not like im a secret Al-Qaida spy plotting to blow up stuff. I've got nothing to hide.

slayorofgods2112d ago

........because we all know how Al-Qaida depends on gaming consoles to carry out their terrorist activities.

GanjaMan2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

Yh but they wont tell u that they have these spy tools on consoles, it looks like everywhere we now go or things we use is another way for the hierarchy to watch us.

new world order is coming (infact its started and there are signs already), the future looks bleak!

GamingPerson2112d ago

Console gaming is getting better and better.. commie boxes..

Stove2112d ago

This is not communism lol this is totalitarianism. And totalitarianism is much MUCH worse! Orwell's 1984 becomes more relevant everyday it seems :(

Wenis2112d ago

Guess Ill just play offline then..

BlackRock2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

this will never pass any "LAW" besides where has any terrorist used a ps3 360 or Wii to use it as a terrorist mobile Machine? can it launch missiles or war heads "NO" i highly doubt it can it be used to spy on others Uh "NO" the space satellites would be a more useful way to spy on terrorist because you can't shoot at it nor can you launch a missile high enough to shoot it down witch means a better way to "SPY" then a console because if this is true then its an invation of privacy of others by all accounts this should be "OUTLAWED" to spy on everyday people who are not a terrorist.

KeiserSosay47882112d ago

You do know that laws can be passed without public knowledge right? Just because it's wrong doesn't mean the US government won't do it.

BlackRock2112d ago

that's why they are people fighting for freedom one such i can think of is

killyourfm2112d ago

...and what's your argument for the Patriot Act?

BlackRock2112d ago fights all the bills witch the Government try's to pass remember SOPA & PIPA well it wasn't the Government that killed it, it was the people of America and others from UK France US Canada even the Germans were in on the fight against them..

THC CELL2112d ago

Freedom of speech in UK is getting beyond just look at some of the arrest due to facebook n twitter even tho the comment was out of order

tigertron2112d ago

Not to mention the fact that our UK government is selling surveillance technology to oppressive regimes.

It wouldn't surprise me if Cameron allowed consoles to be hacked.

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