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Angry Birds Maker Denies Sharing Data With Spy Agencies

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January 28, 2014 AT 8:40 AM
Rovio Entertainment, the creators of Angry Birds , denies sharing user data following a report claiming spy agencies have been exploiting apps such as the company's hit mobile game to collect personal information on users. In a statement released Tuesday, Rovio says it does not share data nor work with agencies such as the NSA or Britain's Government Communications Headquarters. According to reports published Monday by The Guardian, The New York Times and ProPublica, U.S. and British agencies take advantage of "leaky" smartphone apps such as Angry Birds to gather personal data on users.