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The NSA Can Access Your Smartphone Data

Not only can the NSA read your emails and track your web searches, the security agency can also access almost all of the data that you have stored on your phone.

According to the latest revelations in the scandal, the government agency can access things like your contacts, your call lists, your text messages and your location. And they are able to do it across a number of different mobile devices.

Fox News has more:

The U.S. National Security Agency is able to crack protective measures on iPhones, BlackBerry and Android devices, giving it access to users’ data on all major smartphones, according to a report Sunday in German news weekly Der Spiegel. The magazine cited internal documents from the NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ in which the agencies describe setting up dedicated teams for each type of phone as part of their effort to gather intelligence on potential threats such as terrorists.

 

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