So apparently, the United States government just can't keep its eyes off anything. That now includes the game industry. Read this.
"The National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency have secretly infiltrated the virtual worlds of online multi-player games like World of Warcraft and Second Life, where they use avatars to recruit informants and seek out potential threats, according to a new report."
"There is some evidence intelligence agencies may have over-committed resources to combating a relatively minor threat in its virtual world operations, ProPublica reports. With so many agents from CIA, FBI, and DIA operating in Second Life, a 'deconfliction' group was needed, according to one document, to avoid collisions between spies working for the same team."
"A spokesperson for Blizzard Entertainment, which makes World of Warcraft, said the company is 'unaware of any surveillance taking place' and that 'if it was, it would have been done without our knowledge or permission.'"
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The NSA and FBI eventually want to be able to have backdoor access to all communications devices, including the Wii U.
The Central Intelligence Agency is also infiltrating the Mushroom Kingdom... to plot assassinations!
The Nintendo Switch isn't very into being a communications device, so it's...safe.