Smartphone SpyThe US’s NSA and the UK’s GCHQ have reportedly been long since lurking within mobile apps to capture use demographic information, such as name, age, sex and location.

Reports from British intelligence have claimed that mobile apps have been a hot commodity from spy agencies. Among the most valuable are those apps that remain very open, “leaking” data such as GPS coordinates of users continuously. But any that they could build a back door into offer a potential platform for exploitation.

This is not a new concept. Documents that have previously been unreleased, originally provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden, show that the US and UK began plans for this project as far back as 2007.

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