The National Security Agency (NSA) and British spies use popular mobile games such as Angry Birds to covertly collect information on player location, age, sex and additional personal details, recent documents indicate.
The NSA and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHW) also accessed address books, phone logs, and embedded geographic information during their joint efforts.
As more personal information is posted and shared online, with users accessing the Internet from PCs, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and a variety of other devices - this is a significant problem that will plague users in the future - because the NSA and other spy agencies aren't going to suddenly stop their invasive activities.
Following months of continued public backlash, President Obama said NSA reform will take place, though critics still don't believe it's enough.
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