Tuesday, December 17, 2013

fwd: NSA infiltrates World of Warcraft

Hey -

I just heard from Demand Progress that the NSA and sister agency GCHQ are infiltrating the online gaming community, employing live agents, mass data collection and attempt to recruit informants among users — all without informing a single company or gamer.

Online gaming attracts tens of millions of players worldwide, and gaming consoles often include video headsets, live cameras and audio feeds, all of which the NSA has the power to turn on without our knowledge.

Tell game companies to defend user privacy and get the NSA out of our games: http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/NSAwow/?referring_akid=2423.45919.F65PhZ&source=taf

There's no proof these mass surveillance systems ever foiled a single terrorist plot. But with customers being arrested and charged for jokes and offhand comments on social media like Facebook, there's no telling how much damage this mass privacy invasion will cause — which is why we're asking gaming companies to speak out: http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/NSAwow/?referring_akid=2423.45919.F65PhZ&source=taf

If we can get Microsoft's X-Box Live crew, the World of Warcraft makers at Blizzard and Second Life creators Linden Lab to protest this dangerously overreaching move, we can secure our privacy and civil liberties and protect gamers from unjust persecution.

Sign to help get the word out while the NSA and GCHQ are still stretching their tentacles, and fight for our privacy protections now: http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/NSAwow/?referring_akid=2423.45919.F65PhZ&source=taf

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