• Everything you wanted to know about the NSA, recapped in this terrifying crossword puzzle
12.31.13

Everything you wanted to know about the NSA, recapped in this terrifying crossword puzzle

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has created this security-themed crossword puzzle as a not-so-pleasant reminder of the many ways the NSA is spying on everybody. I’m normally pretty terrible at crosswords, but it’s surprising how many answers I know to this one. That’s because the topic of snooping has been a hot one since Edward Snowden leaked confidential information about tapped emails and widespread data mining.

This goes beyond crosswords. Though you might not expect it, the issue has been a pertinent one in the domain of games, from proof that the NSA has been going undercover as World of Warcraft players, to a Zynga bigwig asking Mr. Obama to pardon Snowden, to games like Watchdogs that address topics like surveillance. So why not play try it online with your cup of coffee?