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NewsPoster Jan 28, 2014 10:18 AM
Rovio denies sharing Angry Birds data with NSA, other spy agencies
Angry Birds developer Rovio has issued a new official statement, denying collaborating with the NSA, GCHQ, or any other government agency It emerged yesterday that the NSA and GCHQ have been <a href="http://www.electronista.com/articles/14/01/27/nsagchq.allegedly.claimed.to.collect.information.o n.individuals.from.mobile.advertising/">using the "leaky" nature of some smartphone apps to collect data about individuals</a>. Rovio suggests that the spy agencies may be gathering data from third-party ad networks without its consent. "If advertising networks are indeed targeted, it would appear that no internet-enabled device that visits ad-enabled web sites or uses ad-enabled applications is immune to such surveillance," the company comments.<br /><br />CEO Mikael Hed <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/303145==http://www.rovio.com/en/news/press-releases/450/rovio-does-not-provide-end-user-data-to-government-surveillance-agencies/" rel='nofollow'>says</a> that the company will have to "re-evaluate working with these networks if they are being used for spying purposes." <br />
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Using leaked app data, the NSA is allegedly able to piece together a number of facts about a person such as their age, gender, location, and even sexual orientation. Apart from Angry Birds, apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Google Maps have been cited as vulnerabilities.
 
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