[27 Jan 2014] NSA, GCHQ using smartphone apps to siphon users data - English

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Newly leaked classified documents have revealed more about the spying activities of the US National Security Agency and its British counterpart, the GCHQ. The latest revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden show that the NSA and GCHQ have relied on data scooped up from the so-called leaky smartphone applications. according to a document published by The New York Times and The Guardian, the two intelligence agencies have been using applications such as Angry Birds games and Google Maps to collect swaths of personal data about users\' age, daily whereabouts, address books, and much more. It also exposed the fact that the mobile app initiative between the two spy agencies has been up and running since 2007. Previous reports have revealed the extent of the US and British governments\' mobile data collection, which has a global reach.

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