It’s no secret that the NSA can tap in smartphones, or any phone for that matter, to listen in on voice conversations, but, according to German news magazine Spiegal, the NSA can do a lot more. The newspaper claims it has evidence via internal NSA documentation that shows the National Security Agency can read your text messages, grab your location data and much more.
Apparently the documentation specifically mentions iOS and Blackberry. The evidence against Blackberry is so compelling that it seems like they may have handed the keys over to the NSA. However, Blackberry made an official comment stating that it did not give the NSA any way to break into its users devices.
Who’s really that surprised by this? I don’t mean to sound like some huge conspiracy theorist or paranoid loon, but the government agency exists to know anything and everything. It does that by absorbing all the information it possibly can.
I do like how Android wasn’t mentioned though. How do all you iPhone and Blackberry users feel about your newfound lack of privacy? I’ll give you time to think while I do what I want in secrecy on my Android…
Source – Engadget