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Could the NSA be tracking your "Angry Bird" account?
Here's something to think about the next time you're playing "Angry Birds" on your smartphone:
The NSA may have its eye on you.
Angry Birds -- one of the most popular game applications, has been downloaded more than one billion times.
But the next time you open it up, could the NSA be tracking you?
According to the New York Times, the NSA is trying to collect and store user data from apps.
The times says the classified program focuses on "so-called leaky apps that spew everything from users' smartphone identification codes to where they have been that day."
"If you want to track what people do on the internet you have to move to apps, I think that's what is driving the NSA to track apps."
In response to the Times story, the NSA issued a statement, saying in part, "any implication that the NSA's foreign intelligence collection is focused on the smartphone or social media communications of everyday Americans is not true."
At the White House, more pushback. "We are not interested in the communications of people who are not valid foreign intelligence targets."
The report is based on documents said to be leaked by Edward Snowden. In one document -- which could not be verified by CNN -- the effort is described as a golden nugget. Information that could be collected includes: Location of users, networks to which they connect, websites visited; buddy lists and downloaded documents.
"This would need really tight controls to make sure they weren't taking advantage of it."