Even Angry Birds leaks info to the NSA

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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


  1. Well, Angry birds happens to be one of the three apps flagged as being dangerous, and recommended for uninstallation on my device. I have ignored the warning, and nothing has spoilt, so far!

    The irony is that, the app that flags this Incensed Poulêt, DX Toolbox, is probably a malware itself.

    (What) do I care? Am I Bond, James Bond? .

  2. in my own opinion, if you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to worry about. they can even spy all they want through the front camera of my damn blackberry. I believe they just gotta do what they gotta do. Though I also want to believe they use these data more in blackmailing than in doing the greater good.
    If you ask me, too many people to spy on anyway, just a way of them trying to cover up and put things in Check. God bless us all

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