Description: Rovio is being accused of allowing third party snooping agents to tap into their gaming user’s data. Rovio denies co-operation with any government surveillance.
Date: January 28, 2014
A new report originating from the ongoing Snowden document trove presents the terrifying possibility that our casual gaming habits offer government surveillance agencies a look at some key personal data, including but not limited to age, location and even sexual orientation. Angry Birds is cited by name by the documents as an example of the type of so-called “leaky” apps that can act as a source for this sort of information. Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
1. In light of this information, will it deter you from accessing games from Rovio?
2. Is information such as age, sexual orientation and location personal enough that you would be offended if it was shared?