[TheGuardian] Xbox Live among game services targeted by US and UK spy agencies
NSA and GCHQ collect gamers' chats and deploy real-life agents into World of Warcraft and Second Life. [...]
The agencies, the documents show, have built mass-collection capabilities against the Xbox Live console network, which has more than 48 million players. Real-life agents have been deployed into virtual realms, from those Orc hordes in World of Warcraft to the human avatars of Second Life. There were attempts, too, to recruit potential informants from the games' tech-friendly users.