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Revealed: spy agencies' covert push to infiltrate virtual world of online games

The Guardian: NSA and GCHQ collect gamers' chats and deploy real-life agents into World of Warcraft and Second Life.

To the National Security Agency analyst writing a briefing to his superiors, the situation was clear: their current surveillance efforts were lacking something. The agency's impressive arsenal of cable taps and sophisticated hacking attacks was not enough. What it really needed was a horde of undercover Orcs.

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