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Oh, for the love of little green bugs

U.S. tax dollars at work, people:

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


*facepalm*

As others have pointed out, Blizzard can't even block the gold farmers, and the government thinks it can find terrorists? Not to mention how many false leads they'll get from data mining. And do you honestly think that a real terrorist would be so foolish as to go into a program that logs everything and tie it to a real identity or even a known alias? There are just too many reasons why this is a waste of time for me to even get started.

As someone in the LJ WoW community said: "Great. Big Brother is now stealing my tier tokens."

*sigh*

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organfailure
Mar. 10th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHH!!

Oh wait. They're serious :(
pointedview
Mar. 10th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
I KNOW! When I first read it, I was like: "You have got to be kidding me!" It's so pointless.

I mean, the terrorists will get addicted to WoW while they're in Azeroth anyway and won't blow anything up but the other faction! If anything, the government should be air-dropping copies of the game over enemy cells! :)
arafel
Mar. 11th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
The problem with the reasoning is as follows: if a terrorist gets into WoW, and the terrorist is just like everyone else I know who's gotten into WoW, said terrorist will shortly no longer be engaging in terroristy activities because s/he will be much too busy going on raids. The US government should be encouraging this. World peace through MMPORGs!
theano
Mar. 11th, 2008 08:45 am (UTC)
Hahahhaha! Probably some NSA kid wanted to play WoW on government time, and managed to convince someone that it's a good idea with a Purpose.
pointedview
Mar. 11th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
*grins* Yep! Some young pup at the agency was able to convince his supervisors that he should "monitor" World of Warcraft. A bit like the kid who convinces her professor that she should do her research paper on WoW.

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