Global Surveillance — You Know, for Kids!


Of the many creepy child-oriented government Web sites, I'd say the NSA's kiddie site is the most inspired:

What's cryptology? Cryptology is making and breaking codes. It's so cool….Our Nation's leaders and warfighters count on the technology and information they get from NSA/CSS to get their jobs done. Without NSA/CSS, they wouldn't be able to talk to one another without the bad guys listening and they wouldn't be able to figure out what the bad guys were planning.

Someone has clearly spent a lot of time writing up extensive bios for the site's characters (meet Joules, the saxophone-wielding engineering prodigy squirrel) and dreaming up fun surveillance games. (Can you correctly identify badges for all three levels of security?)

Via Crooks and Liars.