A New Low: Gov't Spies On Your World Of Warcraft Guild

December 10, 2013


Because apparently the US government cares what sort of enchanted armor your level 90 blood elf warlock is wearing, recently leaked documents indicate the National Security Agency actively spies on massive multiplayer online games like World of Warcraft and Second Life. No word how many hours they've logged watching me fly around like naked Superman.

According to the Guardian, real-world agents were deployed into those virtual worlds to extract communications, recruit potential informants and keep tabs on potential terrorists.

"So many different U.S. intelligence agents were conducting operations inside games that a 'deconfliction' group was required to ensure they weren't spying on, or interfering with, each other," wrote the Guardian.

The documents don't indicate whether the push led to any usable information, nor whether any terrorist plots were detected or foiled in "World of Warcraft" or other virtual environments.

Oh sure, so they did it all in the name of anti-terrorism. You want me to tell you what really happened? Somebody made themselves and all their friends the cushiest government jobs ever. You know how I know that? Because I think like the government. "You're a shyster." I was born to be a politician. "Then why aren't you?" I hate public speaking. Plus there's the felonies.

Thanks to Jarod and jazzman81, who both actively raid spy villages in World of Warcraft.

  • $18889437

    More importantly, is that actual game art? That elf looks like a dude with boobs.

  • You shouldn't poke fun at the transsexual elf.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    Mr president, right at this instant there are millions of people playing online games, some of them might be terrorists using it to organize their attacks. I ask your permission to investigate this on full time including overtime work if needed.

  • Broseph

    felonies wouldn't stop a real politician. just bribe somebody and frame your aid

  • that's why i still play contra on my NES... spy on me there biatches!!!

  • Jai Mico

    Its always good to know that your tax money is going to something so stupid like this! Face palm

  • Soylent Green Is People

    It's true. My Draenei Death Knight got renditioned to Guantanamo because his DPS was so 1337sauce that it terrrorized the entire server.

  • Soylent Green Is People

    Fuck your downvote, I'll wtfpwn you in world pvp.

  • Soylent Green Is People

    The best is that the people dropping down-votes are all sour because they don't have the Time-Lost Proto Drake and my main toon does. Suck it, bitches.

  • OrehRatiug

    One can only imagine the things they saw in Second Life.

  • Robby Raccoon

    not one WoW player gives a shit

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