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Leaked docs: NSA uses 'Candy Crush,' 'Angry Birds' to spy

• Jordan Robertson, SFGate

"Candy Crush Saga" players take note: The nation's top spooks want a taste.

The National Security Agency has targeted popular smartphone-based social games like "Candy Crush" and "Angry Birds" to pilfer personal information, including phone numbers, e-mails and codes that identify the user's device, according to documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Among the so-called leaky apps with the greatest privacy perils are Google's Google Plus, Pinterest's online bulletin board and "Candy Crush," the most popular game on Facebook, according to an analysis by Zscaler Inc.


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