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Playing flight simulator games could land you on the terrorist list

Playing flight simulator games could land you on the terrorist list
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In the wake of 9/11, our government stepped up anti-terrorism programs to new, and sometimes scary, heights. I'm looking at you and your universal snooping, NSA.

Of course, when you're trying to identify and stop a small group of individuals out of billions of innocents, you're going to make some mistakes. That's why you have things like toddlers on the airline No Fly list because they happen to have the same name as suspected terrorists.

Now there's something else that might land you on a government watch list: playing a flight simulator, such as Microsoft Flight Simulator, X-Plane or FlightGear.

This could be worrying news for millions of flying enthusiasts, especially people who build elaborate airliner cockpit simulators in their garages. In fact, my husband could easily be in trouble since he plays flight simulators all the time.

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