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Overheard: Terrorists and criminals in Second Life?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Tags:
Security
Technology
virtual reality
secondlife_sm.gif US intelligence officials are growing increasingly wary of Second Life and other virtual worlds, which they say could soon become havens for terrorists, money-launderers and criminals engaged in corporate espionage.

Dan Goodin, US spooks see Sadville as potential terrorist paradise

Ok, I can understand how SL might be used by criminals. Money laundering makes sense to me. But corporate espionage? How would that work?

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