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Terrorist Hunters Invade 'WoW'

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Posted February 26, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

In a perfectly understandable use of your tax dollars, the U.S. government will be devoting some of its anti-terrorism work toward developing software that hunts down extremists who play World of Warcraft.

The Reynard project will profile gaming behavior, then potentially move on to its ultimate goal of "automatically detecting suspicious behavior and actions in the virtual world."

 Here's more detail from the government report:

  • The cultural and behavioral norms of virtual worlds and gaming are generally unstudied. Therefore, Reynard will seek to identify the emerging social, behavioral and cultural norms in virtual worlds and gaming environments. The project would then apply the lessons learned to determine the feasibility of automatically detecting suspicious behavior and actions in the virtual world.
  • If it shows early promise, this small seedling effort may increase its scope to a full project.

Thanks for keeping us safe, the government!

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

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