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The NSA loves Angry Birds

Angry Birds plush toys.

Courtesy of the New York Times, the Guardian, and, of course, Edward Snowden, we learned today that the National Security Agency really loves smart phones. There's a huge amount of personal data in some of them -- Google maps, for instance, which tells them about travel, location all of that.

But also on the list of apps they are interested in: Angry Birds.

What do they learn from Angry Birds? Seriously, somebody write and tell me.

UPDATE 1/29/2014: Marketplace's Sabri Ben-Achour did some digging: Here's what your gaming app knows about you.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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