Poll Results: Are Game Companies Lying About Knowledge of NSA Spying Activites?

Last week we asked our readers, "Do Publishers Know the NSA Is Conducting Surveillance Operations In Their Games?" An overwhelming majority of voters believe that publishers are lying about their knowledge of the NSA's activities in games like World of Warcraft and Second Life, or they are blissfully unaware of what's going on. Either way, the poll shows that our readers are pretty cynical when it comes to big gaming corporations cooperating with the government in spying on the activities of its players.

Around 294 votes were cast, with 53 percent saying that some companies are lying about their knowledge of spying activities or are unaware. Around 31 percent believe that companies know about the surveillance activity and are lying about it. Around nine percent say the NSA is conducting these operations without their knowledge or permission, while seven percent says that no one is conducting surveillance ops in video games.

Thanks to everyone who voted in last week's poll. Since Andrew Eisen is on vacation in the great state of Kentucky, there was no discussion on the podcast because it is on hiatus this week. Look for a new poll later in the week.

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