January 28th, 2014
10:00 AM ET

Is NSA Spying on Your Angry Birds Game?

Angry Birds, one of the most popular game applications, has been downloaded more than one billion times.

But the next time you open it up, could the NSA be tracking you?

According to the "New York Times," the NSA is trying to collect and store user data from apps.

The Times says the classified program focuses on "so-called leaky apps that spew everything from users' smartphone identification codes to where they have been that day."

In response to the Times story, the NSA issued a statement, saying in part, "Any implication that NSA's foreign intelligence collection is focused on the smartphone or social media communications of everyday Americans is not true."


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