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Spy Agencies Tap Data Streaming From Phone Apps


NSA secret document

From the National Security Agency. This document from 2010, redacted in places, is one of several undisclosed classified documents provided by Edward J. Snowden, the former N.S.A. contractor, and shared by The New York Times, The Guardian, and ProPublica.

When a smartphone user opens Angry Birds, the popular game application, and starts slinging birds at chortling green pigs, spies could be lurking in the background to snatch data revealing the player’s location, age, sex and other personal information, according to secret British intelligence documents.

From The New York Times
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