DHS Looks to Spy on Video Game Consoles in Search of Pedophiles, Terrorists

Gamers may want to be careful about what they say when jumping onto their consoles for an innocent bout of slaying dragons or killing zombies -- the government will be watching.

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why would i worry about being mistaken for a pedo or a terrorist?

Baka-akaB4491d ago (Edited 4491d ago )

tell that to those wrongfully accused and if they ever get their reputation back .

It doesnt even take much . I remember a case where a comic store owner was even prosecuted as a sex offender over some stuff clearly labelled as adult only.

TekoIie4491d ago (Edited 4491d ago )

Yeah i remember a while back (off topicish) someone was accused of beating his wife and was wrongly accused. Didnt stop people in public calling him a lady beater tho.

Thing is this guy eventually lost it and beat someone up in public for calling him a lady beater and now he is serving 6 years in prison. Sure the guy was wrong for beating someone up in public but why didnt the person accusing him of beating women get any punishment for trying to ruin this guys life?

World we live in is a little fucked up as this article proves...

JsonHenry4491d ago

Don't forget the Feds have a 98% conviction rate with stacked juries.

I'm sorry- I simply don't believe that 98% of all people taken to a Federal court are guilty.

You should really be asking the question WHY do they get to spy on you WITHOUT A WARRANT and violate your constitutional right to due process.

ShaunCameron4491d ago (Edited 4491d ago )

You're slowly finding out the hard way that you don't really have as many rights and freedoms as you thought you had. Besides, they can be taken away as fast as they can be granted. Ever heard of Executive Order? This clause allows the government to override the Constitution.

Squadron40Dive4491d ago

Its only a matter of time brothers and sisters before all of our actions will deemed illegal and Americans will be living under a dictatorship. George Orwell was a prophet.....

TekoIie4491d ago

Oh thank GOD it'll only be limited to Americans, the rest of us can live with that /s

snipes1014491d ago

Maybe they can come get rid of the racist, cheating trolls that are crawling all over XBL and PSN and ship the bastards to Guantanamo.

NYC_Gamer4491d ago (Edited 4491d ago )

I don't agree with slurs...but i'm all for the freedom of speech regardless of the persons views...its one of our basic human rights.

snipes1014491d ago

^'Twas a joke people...calm down.

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jamesgtaiv4492d ago

Do you have any idea how dangerous the "As long as I don't have anything to hide, I don't have anything to worry about" mindset is?

Mr_cheese4491d ago

agreed. Soon they've got the idea to watch your through your webcams, ps eye and kinect. BigBrother.

NYC_Gamer4491d ago (Edited 4491d ago )

I don't like the idea of being watched in real life or while enjoying my personal entertainment....The days of human rights/privacy are long gone and forgotten

TekoIie4491d ago

define "personal entertaintment" :3

srcBFMVBMTH4491d ago

Playing Lollipop Chainsaw with one hand?

Dark_Overlord4491d ago (Edited 4491d ago )

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Navy have launched a new research initiative that will explore ways of allowing the government to hack into gaming consoles like the Xbox 360, Wii, or PlayStation 3 to obtain information on gamers."

I wonder if Sony will launch a lawsuit against these people? I severely doubt it

"It's important to note that DHS doesn't plan to hack into the game consoles of U.S. citizens because of privacy-related issues. DHS only plans to peek at consoles from overseas."

They can f*** right off, invasion of privacy laws protect us from these a**holes. By their logic then, I can hack their systems and monitor what they do? As if.....

Baka-akaB4491d ago (Edited 4491d ago )

so basically they claim they have the right to pirate my stuff as a foreigner ? ok then i have the right to pirate US games from overseas .

AusRogo4491d ago (Edited 4491d ago )

The fuck? No. They can fuck themselves. Im not having them spy over here. In fact, they shouldnt do it at all anywhere. Sorry, I like my privacy. Doubt they would like to be spied on in the privacy of their bedroom through their ps eye/kinect or whatever is on their console.

Ray1864491d ago

Yeah.... I wouldn't do that. You might end up being repatriated to a FEMA camp.

Ray1864491d ago

The US government has been trying to control the internet for a while now. First it was terrorists, then Pirates, and now Pedophiles. They are trying very hard to demonize someone or something to get these SOPA type bills passed.

I wonder what the next excuse for eliminating internet freedom is going to be.

Dark_Overlord4491d ago

Well they managed to trick people into accepting 'The Patriot Act', its just a matter of keep trying till they can trick US citizens again

adorie4491d ago

Patriot act was genius trolling. I have to admit.

twin towers looking more and more like an inside job.