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NSA, British Spy Agency Collect Angry Birds Data
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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané,
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2/1/2014 | 8:45:13 AM
Re: Not surprised about NSA, but what about Angry Birds?!

Have you ever diagreed to app/software license agreements? How often do you read them before agreeing? 

Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
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1/28/2014 | 10:18:53 PM
Rovio's denial
FWIW, the best headline I saw on Rovio's response to this today was "Angry Birds Doesn't Give Data to Pigs."
Shane M. O'Neill
Shane M. O'Neill,
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1/28/2014 | 11:21:54 AM
Re: Not surprised about NSA, but what about Angry Birds?!
Yep, it's so easy to blow off smartphone app license agreements. 99% of people tap "I agree." You're not thinking about privacy and the NSA. It's a smartphone game after all!
D. Henschen
D. Henschen,
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1/27/2014 | 6:01:58 PM
Not surprised about NSA, but what about Angry Birds?!
What's news to me is that Angry Birds has data about my "location, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or other demographic data relevant to advertisers." My son has that app, and now I realize that we all hit "I agree" too easily to all those app license agreements. Beware: there often a lot more you're agreeing to than you would suspect.

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