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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