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NSA targets Angry Birds mobile app to collect personal data

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Screenshot of the Angry Birds game.

The uber popular mobile phone game Angry Birds may be a nice little way to kill some time. It turns out,  it's also a nice little way to give the government access to your personal data.

A new report from the New York Times and the investigative website ProPublica found that the NSA and its British counterpart have spent years collecting information from apps like Angry Birds. Jeff Larson, Data Editor at ProPublica, joins the show to explain the findings. 
 


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