Thursday, June 12, 2008
A Fox in the MMORPG Revisited
"Bill Moyers Journal" aired a nice piece about government surveillance on June 9 by reporter Rick Karr. In it, he neatly and quickly explains how virtual worlds and massively multiplayer online role-playing games work. Then, he recaps the Director of National Intelligence report revealing Reynard, the plan to surveil such worlds and games for "suspicious behavior and action." What's particularly interesting is the way Karr ties this in with the still controversial, still live program to intercept phone calls in the service of the war on terrorism, or whatever we're supposed to be calling it now.
Those of you who read this blog regularly and/or followed the Reynard link above should pay special attention to the way the Karr story ends. Seems like "The Agile Mind" ought to have at least gotten a hat tip, no?
Tip 'o the brim for the clip to: WNET New York