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The U.S. Government is Hunting Terrorists In World of Warcraft

Posted Mon, Feb 25, 2008 by Aelryn

Big brother is watching (and possibly ganking) you.

According to a special report by the Wired gaming blog, the U.S. government is going to start looking for terrorists in online games.

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."

Read all about it and join the discussion here.

[Via Wired]

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