Angry birds could be NSA's secret source

  • You open yourself to government spies when you fire up Angry Birds on your smartphone. A new Edward Snowden leak suggests that the NSA intercepts data that such apps collect from users. 

    The spies may have access to people's information such as location and marital status depending on the kind of app they are using. Angry Birds has previously been criticized for its ability to collect data for advertisers. 

    The extent to which these apps are taken advantage of isn't clear but the agency has mentioned that it doesn't spy on regular citizens or "innocent" foreigners. 

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