US Intelligence Agencies Targeting Online Gaming Networks

Posted: September 8, 2008 in 2008, Articles
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This TIA spinoff gone agency, IARPA’s “Reynard” program “will seek to identify the emerging social, behavioral and cultural norms in virtual worlds and gaming environments.”

“Reynard is a seedling effort to study the emerging phenomenon of social (particularly terrorist) dynamic in virtual worlds and large-scale online games and their implications for the intelligence community. “
“* 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. “
www.dni.gov…

IARPA is the “Intelligence Communities” version of “DARPA” (the military agency in charge of creating self-aware cognitive A.I. computers):
www.darpa.mil…

HLS has their very own “HSARPA”:
www.hsarpabaa.com…

Don’t forget ARDA/DTO:
en.wikipedia.org…

Totalitarian Information Awareness (TIA):
epic.org…

And these are some good articles covering REYNARD further:

US seeks terrorists in web worlds
BBC News, UK - Mar 3, 2008

Noobs: Terrorists in Disguise?
RIC The Anchor, RI - Mar 4, 2008

Project Reynard; A New US Spy Project
Gaming Today, TX - Feb 23, 2008

US Spies Want to Find Terrorists in World of Warcraft
Wired News - Feb 22, 2008

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