Spies vs. Gamers: Docs Show NSA Infiltrates Digital Playlands

Orcs, witches, goblins, elves… and yes, NSA trolls.

New internal NSA documents made available by whistleblower Edward Snowden and reported on by the Guardian, New York Times, and Pro Publica on Monday reveal that in addition to previous revelations, the U.S. spy agency has been systematically monitoring the digital landscapes of World of Warcraft, Second Life, and other console and computer games by “conducting surveillance and scooping up data in the online games played by millions of people across the globe.”

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Oh, those terrible, terrible WoW playing terrorists! Your tax dollars at ‘work’. Now you know what the NSA is using 850,000 employees for…

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