Just when you think you have heard it all, something new pops up. If you have ever wondered why those birds are so angry, it isn’t just because of a feud with the pigs. New revelations from Edward Snowden reveals that the NSA of the USA and Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) – which I am hearing about for the first time – are able to collect personal data from so-called ‘leaky’ apps that use photo sharing, location sharing, and other special permissions. Long story short, in addition to some other apps like Twitter and Facebook, Angry Birds is porous enough for certain info to be pulled out from it.
Angry Birds developers say that they are unaware of any spying activities and not in collaboration with these agencies. But, the spying happens anyway.
But would it be far-fetched that terrorists (being people who love to shoot at others, blow up things and generally cause a mess) would love playing Angry Birds? Huh? Don’t look at me like that. There has to be a perfectly rational explanation for these things, you know.
Go read up the full article: NSA uses Angry Birds and other smartphone apps to collect user data
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.