US, Britain 'Spying On Virtual World'
December 9, 2013

Via AFP:

US and British intelligence have been spying on the global online gaming world because they fear terrorists could use the hugely popular platform to plot attacks, a report said Monday.

Spies have created characters in the fantasy worlds of Second Life and World of Warcraft to carry out surveillance, recruit informers and collect data, The New York Times said, citing newly disclosed classified documents from fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

The report came as eight leading US-based technology companies called on Washington to overhaul its surveillance laws following month...

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