[cryptome] Paris attacks: ISIS terrorists may have used PlayStation 4s to plot atrocities

  • From: Chien Fume <chien.fume@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 19:02:23 +0200

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/paris-attacks-isis-terrorists-used-6836462

This reads like a promotion for PS4 and more justification for the
obviously ineffective pervasive electronic snooping. All that amazing
technology and they missed this and every other major terrorist attack.

..."It is not yet known whether PS4s were used to organise the devastating
attack which killed 129 people and injured hundreds in Paris.

...But according to the International Business Times, a games console was
among items seized by Belgian police as they raided the houses of those
suspected of being involved in the attacks."

The story buries the lede:

..."Documents leaked by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden
in 2013 disclosed that the NSA and CIA actually embedded themselves in
online games like “World of Warcraft” and “Second Life,” fearing that
terrorist or criminal networks could use the virtual worlds to communicate
secretly."
Oh how we miss the good-old-days when cryptic messages were found mainly in
the 'Classified' section of newspapers, and in odd comments by sports
announcers.

"There is no such thing as water, it is merely melted ice." - Furbish
Lousewart V, 'Unsafe Wherever you go'

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