Second Life security breach

Linden Labs have just announced in a security bulletin that their databases have been compromised. Detailed investigation over the last two days confirmed that some of the unencrypted customer information stored in the database was compromised, potentially including Second Life account names, real life names and contact information, along with encrypted account passwords and encrypted […]

More on griefing…or moron griefing?

This is becoming quite an interest of mine over the past few months and has also taken centre stage as the focal theme of my online drama work.  There are emerging more and more stories about griefing across the entire web – in games, virtual communities, online worlds… etc…. Mark Wallace over at 3pointD and […]

New world order – online surveillance

Turbulence blog reports: New Scientist reveals that the Pentagon’s NSA in the form of ARDA (Advanced Research Development Activity) are interested in the information people post about themselves on social networking sites like MySpace and are funding research into it’s mass harvesting. The W3C WWW2006 conference accepted a paper entitled Semantic Analytics on Social Networks, […]

The ethics of PvP

I’ve just been introduced to a video of an event that took place in the virtual gamescape of World of Warcraft. You can watch the same video here: (Be aware some of the text included on the video might fall into the “explicit lyrics” category) I found it incredibly absorbing and was fascinated by […]