Warning: Russian Game ‘Atomic Heart’ Collects User Data and Give it to FSB

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The game Atomic Heart has recently come under scrutiny due to its privacy policy that experts revealed. The policy states that the game collects user data and shares it with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). It is the government intelligence agency of Russia.

This is concerning for many players, as the FSB is infamous for its use of surveillance and censorship. It is also a reminder that players should be aware of what kind of their data others are collecting. And what they will use their data for before agreeing to play the game.

Players should make sure to read the privacy policy of any game they are considering downloading. Doing that will have important implications for their privacy and security.

What is the FSB? 

The Federal Security Service (FSB) is the principal security agency of the Russian Federation. It is also the main successor of the USSR’s Committee of State Security (KGB). The FSB replaced the Committee of State Security in December 1991. That is less than a month after the August coup (August 1991). It removed Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev from power.

Authorities dissolved the KGB, but in reality, they merely transferred its functions to the new organization. The FSB, whose headquarters are in central Moscow, has jurisdiction throughout Russia. While its internal security force is responsible for physical security in government facilities.

What Does FSB Do? 

FSB maintains a central registry of citizens who have access to state secrets. Or who constitute a potential threat to state security. The FSB oversees authorized access to state secrets, though not with the same thoroughness that of the KGB. Since its creation, it has leaked many state secrets and people have accused it of using its resources for political purposes.

The officials established the FSB in August 1991 to protect Russian Federation institutions against terrorism, major crimes, and treason. It also investigates economic crimes; supervises intelligence gathering for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, and other agencies; and protects state secrets.

A director whose official rank is that of a general in the armed forces oversees the workings of the FSB. Generally, the president appoints the director and they are responsible to them. Most elements of the FSB wear uniforms—only the foreign operations directorate, the information security directorate, and certain other elements operate in civilian clothes.

‘Atomic Heart’ Game

Developed by Russian studio Mundfish, Atomic Heart is a first-person shooter set in an alternate universe where robots have taken over the world. Players will take control of a special agent tasked with investigating the mysterious disappearance of a military facility. Along the way, they’ll unravel an epic story full of secrets and strange technologies.

 Atomic Heart promises to be a visually stunning game, with lush environments and detailed characters that bring the world to life. It also features an open-ended mission structure that allows players to approach objectives in different ways. Players will explore the facility, searching for clues about the mysterious happenings going on there.

Along the way, they will fight off enemies using weapons and gadgets, as well as solve puzzles to gain access to new areas and items. Atomic Heart promises a unique and immersive experience that combines the best elements of action-adventure games with the atmosphere of a science fiction thriller.


“Atomic Heart” features an open-world environment, allowing players to explore and complete tasks as they please. It also promises to be a visually stunning game, with stunning graphics and detailed environments. Atomic Heart features a unique blend of both single-player and multiplayer elements.

Players can explore the world solo or join forces with other players online to complete missions together. The game also features a deep combat system that allows players to use melee weapons, firearms, and even makeshift weapons such as hammers and saws.

Players need to be aware of the risks associated with playing online games and understand the privacy policies of any game they choose to play.