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[TheGuardian] Angry Birds and 'leaky' phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ for user data

[...] The National Security Agency and its UK counterpart GCHQ have been developing capabilities to take advantage of "leaky" smartphone apps, such as the wildly popular Angry Birds game, that transmit users' private information across the internet, according to top secret documents.

The data pouring onto communication networks from the new generation of iPhone and Android apps ranges from phone model and screen size to personal details such as age, gender and location. Some apps, the documents state, can share users' most sensitive information such as sexual orientation – and one app recorded in the material even sends specific sexual preferences such as whether or not the user may be a swinger.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/27/nsa-gchq-smartphone-app-ang...