Gaming Systems Monitoring and Analysis Project

April 6, 2012

The government and it seems to be mainly the US government wants to spy on and censor everything we do, for the internet they try and enforce such things as P.I.P.A and A.C.T.A, not content in trying to stop us enjoying the internet we use, the US government, specifically the Department of Homeland Security, want tools to basically “hack” into our games consoles and check to see if we are terrorist’s or paedophiles, here are a few snippets from the source:

Government researchers say that hacking into consoles will allow police to catch pedophiles and terrorists.

At the cutting edge of this development is Obscure Technologies, a small San Francisco-based company that performs computer forensics and which has just been awarded a $177,237 sole-source research contract to develop “hardware and software tools that can be used for extracting data from video game systems,” and “a collection of data (disk images; flash memory dumps; configuration settings) extracted from new video game systems and used game systems purchased on the secondary market,” according to the contract award from the U.S. Navy.

Thing about it: Your Nintendo Wii might tell government investigators when you were connected to the Internet, who you were talking to, what you were saying, and what you were playing. “Taken in context, it could end up revealing more than you expect,” Higgins warns.

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