No Such Atrocity. =^-^=

Madness… MADNESS, I tell you!!! XD

If you haven’t seen this… What rock are you under!? (O.o)

So, the get-all-up-in-you-stuff spy agency is getting all up in our SL stuff now!?  I can’t imagine that being any more hilarious.  Though, it’s fun to see that SL still gets a little bit of spotlight once in a while. (^_^)

So, what is their quest? (o.o)

If properly exploited, games could produce vast amounts of intelligence, according to the NSA document. They could be used as a window for hacking attacks, to build pictures of people’s social networks through “buddylists and interaction”, to make approaches by undercover agents, and to obtain target identifiers (such as profile photos), geolocation, and collection of communications.

I LOL like I’ve never LOL’d before. XD

Really… Okay… Seriously…  What does this say about the state of surveillance and the things to come?  I mean, there is a chance to find unsavoury communications everywhere.  Does that mean we need an agency around every little bit and byte of data we’re dumping out?  And, of all places, SECOND LIFE!!!?  I could understand watching the L$ market for money laundering and such, but, profile pictures and approaching people inworld is no way to even grasp what kind of person you’re dealing with. (=_=)

My real problem with the NSA is that they come across as the blind leading the deaf.  It’s like, they are so uninformed about what or who they’re looking for that they’re looking everywhere “just in case”.  (>_<)

And, they’re so totally reactionary.  They focus on what one person has already done and do everything possible to prevent what already happened… As if it’s bound to happen again.  Yet, they miss the mark every time.  They take away nail clippers, someone loads a bomb into their shoe.  They scan shoes, find nothing, yet other weapons still make it on to planes.  They ethnically discriminate, the next terrorist may be so whitebread that nobody will believe what happens is true. (=_=)

Heck… This blog now has a few keywords that’ll probably dump my site into their radar.  What are they gonna find?  My pixel butt, that’s what!  Will it be worth the time and tax dollars?  Of course not… Though, some may say I have a pretty nice butt. =^-^=


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6 Responses to No Such Atrocity. =^-^=

  1. Han Held says:

    How much of it, though -is actual spying; and how much of it is people making up excuses to play WoW or SL during work hours?

    What IS alarming, though, is the fact that Cory Linden touted the survellience capabilities of SL. The rot comes right from the middle of LL.

  2. Han Held says:

    I just woke up and I’m getting my posts/blogs mixed up -the bit about Cory is in this article:
    and it reads:
    “In 2007, as the NSA and other intelligence agencies were beginning to explore virtual games, NSA officials met with the chief technology officer for the manufacturer of Second Life, the San Francisco-based Linden Lab. The executive, Cory Ondrejka, was a former Navy officer who had worked at the NSA with a top-secret security clearance.

    He visited the agency’s headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., in May 2007 to speak to staff members over a brown bag lunch, according to an internal agency announcement. “Second Life has proven that virtual worlds of social networking are a reality: come hear Cory tell you why!” said the announcement. It added that virtual worlds gave the government the opportunity “to understand the motivation, context and consequent behaviors of non-Americans through observation, without leaving U.S. soil.”

    Ondrejka, now the director of mobile engineering at Facebook, said through a representative that the NSA presentation was similar to others he gave in that period, and declined to comment further.”

  3. Ferd says:

    Snorted coke out my nose when I saw this. And that shit is expensive. Parody time!

  4. Treasure Ballinger says:

    Amusing; Hatin’ on your analogy

    “My real problem with the NSA is that they come across as the blind leading the deaf. ”

    But I ain’t mad atcha. You might be surprised at the level of intelligence that lives inside those 2 groups of folks though…….but then again, you know me so you know that. *grin* IJS……

    • Imnotgoing Sideways says:

      Ah, the “blind leading the deaf” analogy doesn’t question the intelligence of either party. It’s more a comparison of mis-matched abilities. The deaf person may be able to see and possibly speak, but, can’t hear the words of a blind person. So any spoken instructions would not get through. As well, the blind person can’t intercept any visual cues that the deaf would depend on. (^_^)

      The christian bible has a “blind leading the blind” quote, but, I don’t see how that fits. Surely someone who is blind can still communicate with another blind person and fully achieve a goal. (^_^)

      That’s my take on the NSA. Surely, there are people who know what they’re doing and/or assume they’re doing what’s right. But, simply combining “there are terrorists online” and “there are games online” with the potential fallacy “there are terrorists in games”. The first two making perfect sense while the 3rd may be a stretch. And, I do believe it’s a stretch. Hearing about the NSA snooping around in Second Life just makes me think that they’re half not looking, half not listening, and in summation going down the wrong path. (>_<)

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