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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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telekineticmantis1571d ago

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

Solid_Snake371571d ago

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

slayorofgods1571d ago

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

GanjaMan1571d ago (Edited 1571d 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!

GamingPerson1571d ago

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

Stove1571d ago

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

Wenis1571d ago

Guess Ill just play offline then..

BlackRock1571d ago (Edited 1571d 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.

KeiserSosay47881571d 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.

BlackRock1571d ago

that's why they are people fighting for freedom one such i can think of is http://demandprogress.org/

killyourfm1571d ago

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

BlackRock1571d ago

http://demandprogress.org/ 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 CELL1571d 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

tigertron1571d 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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