The Internet’s Most Mysterious Secret Game Has Begun

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The Internet's Cicada: A Mystery Without An Answer : NPR

Jan 07, 2014

When a post appeared on a message board in 2012, it sent a small corner of the internet spiralling into a conspiracy of whistleblowers, dead man’s switches and NSA surveillance. Eight years on, and Cicada 3301 has become a story of obsession, paranoia and, most improbably, community. Red Cicadas Burning Cicada, Ltd - Internet Archive