Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Via the New York Times:

Not limiting their activities to the earthly realm, American and British spies have infiltrated the fantasy worlds of World of Warcraft and Second Life, conducting surveillance and scooping up data in the online games played by millions of people across the globe, according to newly disclosed classified documents.

Fearing that terrorist or criminal networks could use the games to communicate secretly, move money or plot attacks, the documents show, intelligence operatives have entered terrain populated by digital avatars that include elves, gnomes and supermodels.

Actually, what I think happened is that a bunch of nerds got busting playing while at work so they came up with this story that they told their bosses that terrorists really do concoct their ideas while fighting Orcs and scoping out the lingerie at Victoria’s Secret.