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French Intelligence Interested in Game Chats of Fortnite, League of Legends and PUBG

They’re looking at a unique way of preventing terrorism with the help of tech-savvy gamers

According to a report from French outlet Le Monde, France’s Directorate-General for External Security wants to keep a closer eye on popular video games. The external intelligence agency posted an internship offer online that will have the applicant play popular video games in order to identify possible threats to the nation. The trial role will last six months as they attempt to learn more about these online communities.

As far as the games go, France is interested in major shooters played on PC such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Fortnite and Counter Strike. The other main genre of interest is massively multiplayer online titles and multiplayer online battle arenas, as World of Warcraft and League of Legends are named in the internship offer.

While gaming experience is needed for the position, they’re also expected to know C++ and Python and be competent in software protection.


Tyler Treese January 9, 2019