This is quite the interesting read. American and British spies have been conducting surveillance and collecting data in online games since around 2007. They believe that terrorist or criminal organizations are using networks like this to communicate, plot attacks, or trade money. So far they have not had any successful efforts in finding bad guys but they actually believe their are bad guys out there using these games. All of this surveillance has not been welcomed by the companies that make the games. According to the people at World of Warcraft, they were never asked for permission to let the government use their game for surveillance.