D4 eDiscovery Service Blog
Feb 19
2014

By Josh Headley, Discovery Engineer, D4 LLC

Recent revelations that the National Security Administration (NSA) uses popular video games such as Angry Birds to collect mobile device user information left us wondering: is anything sacred? Looking back, it now seems obvious that we were being spied on all along. Take a quick peek through the gaming archives and let us know if anything seems amiss.

NSA Infiltrates Angry Birds - Did they spy on Space Invaders users back in 1978?

Space Invaders (1978)

NSA Infiltrates Angry Birds - Did they spy on Pac-Man users back in 1980?

Pac-Man (1980)

NSA Infiltrates Angry Birds - Did they spy on Frogger users back in 1981?

Frogger (1981)

NSA Infiltrates Angry Birds - Did they spy on Super Mario users back in 1983?

Super Mario Bros. (1983)

NSA Infiltrates Angry Birds - Did they spy on Zelda users back in 1986?

Legend of Zelda (1986)

NSA Infiltrates Angry Birds - Did they spy on John Madden Football users back in 1988?

John Madden Football (1988)

NSA Infiltrates Angry Birds - Did they spy on Mortal Kombat users back in 1992?

Mortal Kombat (1992)

With security and privacy risks around every corner, business leaders and e-discovery practitioners are taking more calculated steps to protect their intellectual property and personal information. Those seeking your confidential information and competitive secrets are no longer teenagers in computer science classes trying to one-up their peers or prove a point. Nefarious activities are being performed by professional criminals and governments alike, both overseas and right in our back yards. Video games give players multiple lives, but real-world IP theft can cause damage to your brand and market competitiveness.

If you suspect information theft in your organization, whether it was performed by departed employees or an outside entity, contact a forensics expert to begin a legitimate internal investigation.

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One Response to “NSA Infiltrates Angry Birds – Have They Been Spying All Along?”

  1. Chuck says:

    Love it, Josh. Wit, truth and dark humor.

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