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[Wired] U.S. Spies Want to Find Terrorists in World of Warcraft

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http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/200...s-spies-w.html

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Be careful who you frag. Having eliminated all terrorism in the real world, the U.S. intelligence community is working to develop software that will detect violent extremists infiltrating World of Warcraft and other massive multiplayer games, according to a data-mining report from the Director of National Intelligence.

The Reynard project will begin by profiling online gaming behavior, then potentially move on to its ultimate goal of "automatically detecting suspicious behavior and actions in the virtual world."
Nice to know our tax dollars are hard at work.
post #2 of 70
Oh noes! They going to find me... j/k, I don't play wow

Nice find, btw... rep+
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Lets hope they arrest all those Chinese gold farmers
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heh what would qualify as a terriorist in an online game?

You know, this might just be some sort of training for them since the internet is getting so advanced. But seriously...in WoW? It most likely is just an excuse some FBI director made up so that he could play WoW at work.
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Um... LAWL?
    
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You have got to be kidding me lol.
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There going to plant a spy in IF by the mailbox and that person to watch all conversations. Honestly, if you were a terrorist who decided for whatever the reason to speak over WoW wouldn't you just use whisper? Or maybe make your own guild for it? I can see it now. Two terrorist leveling up and talking about their plans to blow up a world wonder using yell chat...
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Theyre addicted, they need to play during job time.
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Complete stupidity. But I expect nothing less from our government.
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Is our government really that bored?
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