In this article, Sean Captain from Fast Company profiles a new counter-terrorism game called CounterNet. Created by the US military and  the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, the game is being used to train military and intelligence officers from around the world in countering organised crime and terrorism. Click through here for an overview of the game.

From Fast Company

Terrorism Is No Game, But Playing This One Could Help In The Fight

…Rather, CounterNet focuses on “the left side of the boom,” as project leader Ryan McAlinden calls it: The planning and organizing that takes place before an attack and, increasingly, online.

Don’t think of the CIA master control room in the movie Jason Bourne or things the NSA can do. CounterNet features Twitter, Vine, Instagram, YouTube, PayPal, and other common online networks, simulated for a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious group of terrorists. Or are they peaceful protesters? Players have to figure it out.

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