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NSA Spies on Angry Birds

You’ll never look at Angry Birds the same way again thanks to Edward Snowden. New documents reveal that the National Security Agency and the U.K. equivalent, GCHQ, have been developing ways to retrieve users’ personal data from “leaky” smartphone apps, like Angry Birds. The data includes basic information like age and gender, as well as more sensitive information like their sexual orientation and specific sexual preferences. White House Press Secretary laughed at the news. Meanwhile, NBC reports the agencies also spied on YouTube and Facebook.