US Government Pays Company to Hack Game Consoles

The US Navy is paying big bucks to find out how to hack game consoles.  How much?  How about $177,237.50, to be exact.  This is the payout the Navy is handing to a company called “Obscure Technologies”, in order to find a method to monitor several different kinds of game consoles.

The Navy claims they are doing this to find “sensitive” information that may be communicated using game consoles.  They also claim that they will only do this overseas, because the current laws do not allow monitoring of “US persons.”  Does the military really think that terrorists are using in game chat to plan attacks against America?  Do terrorists even play video games?  Either way, US tax dollars have already been spent on those questions.


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