shows an NSA presentation that describes a mobile app photo upload as a "golden nugget". That is easier to see: the uploaded information typically includes place and time, and may include (e.g. in a Facebook upload) tagging of people present other than the uploader.
Msg#: 4640729 posted 3:54 pm on Jan 28, 2014 (gmt 0)
Angry Birds Developer, Rovio, denies claims it provides NSA with data. Rovio blames third party advertising as a possible source.
Rovio Entertainment Ltd, which is headquartered in Finland, does not share data, collaborate or collude with any government spy agencies such as NSA or GCHQ anywhere in the world.
There has been speculation in the media that NSA targets Angry Birds to collect end user data. The speculation is based on information from documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
The alleged surveillance may be conducted through third party advertising networks used by millions of commercial web sites and mobile applications across all industries. If advertising networks are indeed targeted, it would appear that no internet-enabled device that visits ad-enabled web sites or uses ad-enabled applications is immune to such surveillance. Rovio does not allow any third party network to use or hand over personal end-user data from Rovio’s apps.Rovio does not provide end user data to government surveillance agencies [rovio.com]