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Your Phone Apps are being Spied Upon

Your Phone Apps are being Spied Upon
Posted January 29th, 2014 @ 3:54am by KTRH's Scott Crowder

The NSA may be spying on you through popular apps on your phone -- like Angry Birds and Google Maps. But cyber security experts warn that's not the real threat.

Cyber security expert Chris Bronk at Rice says snooping on games is a good way to track possible terrorist chats.

"That's a real concern; that's not a joke."

Bronk says trying to find dirt with Angry Birds is like looking for a needle in a haystack. But targeting personal data on your phone could be a way to force you to cooperate.

"Once you detect someone's misbehaving, cheating on a spouse or something like that, they become a very, very easy target to be recruited to serve as an intelligence agent."                          

Despite outcry, Bronk says the President has made it clear the NSA isn't going to stop spying on us.

"I think we got a pretty clear message from President Obama in his post NSA speech that the United States is going to keep doing what it does and collect intelligence."

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