Snowden: NSA planned to hack Google Play to spy on Android users

May 22, 2015

Via: itCurated

THE US NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY (NSA) planned to hijack the Google Play store in an attempt to spy on millions of Android users, a report has claimed.

Published by The Intercept and CBC News on Wednesday, the report was based on a document leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

It said that the NSA developed the plan with allies in Britain, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, a group known as the Five Eyes alliance, to plant spyware on smartphones via data links to app stores operated by Google and Samsung.

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