Edward Snowden has new information hot off the presses on the US Government’s spying on online networks. Apparently, if you have ever partaken in World of Warcraft, Second Life, or anything on Xbox Live, the National Security Agency knows about it. The newest Snowden Papers even go to point out that Second Life’s maker Linden Labs was working together with the NSA in monitoring it’s clientele.
Meanwhile Activision Blizzard, who owns two of the biggest online games in the world with Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, has come out stating that they had never been made aware of this spying. I’m not sure how this will affect Microsoft’s Xbox One as the privacy concerns have been a big issue in the past. The company has gone on to say that they will be taking new measures to protect consumers from “government snooping.”
Spies’ Dragnet Reaches a Playing Field of Elves and Trolls [New York Times]