The NSA has been snooping on players in World of Warcraft. That's not all, they've been lurking on Xbox Live, Second Life and, probably, every other social game network on the Internet. As funny as it sounds, it makes sense. Criminals and citizens, alike, will use any platform that's convenient to communicate with the people they want to. The NSA, like any good spy agency, wants in on that action. This should surprise exactly no one. The really important question is, should the government being spying on citizens's communications at all?
Such widespread surveillance of citizens without cause is antithetical to a free society. Oh, sure, they'll be quick to make excuses. "We must stop terrorists," and other such cliches will be used to attempt to justify their actions. Their goal is laudable. We all would like to be safe from external threats, after all. But they've taken it so far that everyone is seen as a potential threat. This widespread spying needs to stop but I wonder if there are enough freedom loving representatives to do anything to stop it.