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Rovio denies sharing data with the NSA through ‘Angry Birds’

28
Jan
2014

Yesterday, a New York Times report suggested that Angry Birds may be one of the many ways that organizations like the National Security Agency are able to obtain user data. Now developer Rovio has vehemently denied the idea, saying that we do not collaborate, collude, or share data with spy agencies anywhere in the world While the original report never explicitly stated that Angry Birds was compromised, it did say that the game was among several apps that gave these agencies the ability to obtain user information. Many versions of Angry Birds, like the recently launched Angry Birds Go, are ad-supported, which could potentially allow groups like the NSA to tap into data as it makes its way from the game to advertisers.

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