UK Government to recruit from Xbox Live

November 20, 2009 by Ivan Cronyn  


An arm of the UK government intelligence apparatus is to run a recruiting drive over Xbox Live, obviously hoping to cash in on the “mad skills” of the kids who’ve been killing me every night in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer, every time I pop my head up.

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is a British intelligence agency responsible for providing signals intelligence and information assurance to the UK government and armed forces. Their six-week marketing campaign on the Xbox LIVE dashboard will target 18-34 year olds and will include streamed video banners within the games.

I wonder if the GCHQ allows tea-bagging?


3 Comments on "UK Government to recruit from Xbox Live"

  1. Dave Burns on Fri, 20th Nov 2009 1:51 pm 

    “I wonder if the GCHQ allows tea-bagging?”

    If they don’t then I certainly won’t get passed the application phase.

  2. Jeff Barker on Mon, 23rd Nov 2009 1:37 pm 

    I was playing 1vs100 last night and noticed some advertising from the GCHQ…

  3. Dave Burns on Mon, 23rd Nov 2009 2:09 pm 

    Yeah I see it on 1 vs 100 aswell

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