Posted 01/28/2014 at 8:46 AM
Posted 4 years ago
The NSA and British intelligence have been snooping apps like Angry Birds and Google Maps, according to a report by The New York Times.
The unseen eyes of American and British spies may be closely examining your personal data as you play your games; data such as your age, location, sex, marital status, and other personal data.
It’s not yet known how large this particular operation is, but it’s probably safe to assume that this type of data collection from apps has been happening for quite some time.
Are spies collecting data and creating profiles of children who use apps like Angry Birds?
Rovio, the developer of Angry Birds says “Rovio does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.”
That may be true, however, it’s yet to be seen how this situation impacts Rovio’s reputation.