TODAY   |  December 10, 2013

NSA spied on video games, virtual worlds

In a report by the New York Times and The Guardian, new details have emerged from documents released by former NSA agent Edward Snowden that allege American and British intelligence operations spied on video gamers playing World of Warcraft and Second Life.

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>> on the spying program made public by edward snowden. it went far beyond computers and cell phones. according to various media reports american and british intelligence operations had been spying on gamers across the world for years. articles in the new york times and the guardian detailed a program in which agencies sent spies into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as world of war craft . they worried that such games serve as a good cover for terrorists.