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NSA also spying on Angry Birds, iPhone, Android apps: report


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#1 gameboy1977

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 23:34

 

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Looks like playing Angry Birds could also attract the attention of the National Security Agency.

The Guardian newspaper, which broke the story on the massive NSA spying based on information shared by whistleblower Edward Snowden, said the NSA and its British counterpart have also been exploiting security vulnerabilities in mobile apps.

The spying includes apps used on Apple Inc.’s /quotes/zigman/68270/delayed/quotes/nls/aaplAAPL iPhone and smartphones using Google Inc.’s /quotes/zigman/93888/delayed/quotes/nls/googGOOGAndroid operating system. And they include wildly popular mobile games, such as Angry Birds.

The operation is focused mainly on collecting and sorting through massive amounts of user data being sent from the apps, the report said.

– Benjamin Pimentel

 

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:13

Oh no, the NSA knows about my score on Angry Birds! Next thing you'll hear is that they're cataloging everybody's Xbox Live avatars to see if they look like terrorists.



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:18

"We've got a match over here..."

 

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 13:12

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