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Hacking, Privacy Resonate in New Video Games


February 25, 2013

The Washington Post reports on new video game titles "that center on constant data threats and government surveillance” and one such game that puts “the player in the role of the…hacker.” Recent disclosures of cyberattacks on institutions ranging from Apple to The Post, “combined with growing awareness of the amount of data users are putting into cyberspace, have brought privacy and security issues into sharp focus,” the report states, adding, “Video game makers are taking advantage of leaps in processing technology to sculpt increasingly realistic alternate worlds that reflect the fears players face in their own lives.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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