Industry Group Says NSA Spying Hurts Developers

by Developer.com Staff

The Application Developers Alliance is speaking out against the spy agency's practice of harvesting data from apps.

Earlier this week, news outlets reported that the NSA is collecting data from mobile apps, including games like Angry Birds, as part of its intelligence gathering.

In response, a mobile development industry group called the Application Developers Alliance has issued a statement condemning the practice. It said:

"Uninhibited collection of consumers’ personal data by governments hacking into apps is unacceptable. Developers are surprised and disappointed to learn that personal information entrusted to them by users has been secretly collected and stored. This surveillance damages our entire industry and undermines the hard work of app developer entrepreneurs everywhere."

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This article was originally published on Wednesday Jan 29th 2014
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