Edward Snowden, former NSA contractor released a report recently that says Spy Agencies have a powerful ally with Smartphone Apps development companies. Popular Apps such as Angry Birds, Gaming Apps, Maps and many other apps allow NSA to secretly spy users who have installed it in their iPhone, Android and Windows smartphone.
Facebook, Twitter and few gaming apps installed by default in smartphones today, also users who buy new phones start to search for trending and popular apps downloaded and rated by others. Many buy a smartphone to stay connected with their friends via Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. As per the report Social Networking apps and Gaming Apps are collecting user personal data and feed America’s National Security Agency and Britain’s GCHQ Spy agency.
U.S President Obama has announced new restrictions to NSA this month to better protect the privacy of ordinary American’s also how it can access and view the meta data of American’s phone calls. There was no information regarding the data collected via Apps by NSA and other spy agencies.