NSA intercepted location collection of mobile apps




One of the ways that the NSA collects location data from telephone users, an abuse of site collections through mobile apps, says an American newspaper. In addition, Google uses cookies to identify. Online

NSA The NSA intercepted traffic generated by mobile apps and receive the location of the user, states The Washington Post. These locations are often more accurate and reliable than location data collected through triangulation, because cell phones use wifi triangulation and GPS to determine their location. Providers by Which apps are used for this is not known. Recently revealed that the NSA collects five billion daily location data from mobile phones.

The newspaper reported how mobile traffic is intercepted, but in the past came out that the NSA would have to haul optical fiber access. Along with the British intelligence service GCHQ In addition to the NSA, the newspaper eavesdropping traffic between mobile operators. That they would include access to traffic on the signaling system No. 7 protocol, which is used by setting up phone calls and sending text messages. By mobile phones In theory, this is likely to account who the content of text messages can be intercepted. Whom belt and would be watching would

In addition, the Washington Post claims that the NSA tracking cookies used by Google to follow, even if they log in from a different IP address. Persons Google gives every Internet user a unique number stored in a cookie to identify them. Example for ads Meanwhile, all Google services, however, provide encryption, so the cookies can not be intercepted easily.



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