The man who exposed mass internet surveillance was inspired by videogames

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed the mass internet surveillance plans of the NSA and GCHQ, seems to have had his moral compass directed by videogame heroes.

7 years ago

GCHQ headlines

  • Xbox 360 Kinect sensor identified as potential surveillance tool by British spy agency GCHQ

    Xbox 360’s Kinect censor was identified by British spy agency GCHQ as a means of possible surveillance, according to leaked papers published as part of The Guardian’s ongoing expose into digital privacy.

    7 years ago
  • Rovio denies involvement in NSA data surveillance

    Rovio’s Angry Birds was just one of several applications named under scrutiny by NSA and GCHQ surveillance, but the developer has denied any involvement in the alleged data capture.

    7 years ago
  • UK's GCHQ to run ad campaign on Xbox Live

    UK intelligence organization GCHQ, which works with MI5 and MI6, has announced that it is to run an ad campaign on Xbox Live to attract new recruits. The six-week campaign was put into the works by recruitment firm TMP Worldwide which uses recruiting criteria through “reflected in game-play experiences on Xbox, such as quick thinking, […]

    11 years ago