NSA spying through Angry Birds, Google Maps, leaked documents reportedly reveal

The NSA and its British counterpart are tapping popular smartphone apps such as Angry Birds to peek into the tremendous amounts of very personal data those bits of software collect - including age, location, sex and even sexual preferences, according to new reports from the New York Times  and The Guardian.

Citing confidential documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the reports detail efforts to supplement data collection from cell phone carriers and smartphones by tapping into "leaky" apps themselves.

"Some apps, the documents state, can share users' most sensitive information such as sexual orientation - and one app recorded in the material even sends specific sexual preferences such as whether or not the user may be a swinger," the Guardian  said.

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Comment by H●ȴȴɣwͼͽd on January 28, 2014 at 6:46am

what is that??..a cartoon??

Comment by Daniel Nielsen on January 28, 2014 at 5:11pm

It's some kinda cell phone game there's been around for some years now. But what do i know i don't use cell phones. 

Comment by H●ȴȴɣwͼͽd on January 28, 2014 at 10:22pm

ya, did a looky up this morning  on it...whatta waste of time, but not for the NSA apparently ;)

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