You can't even trust the Bible.
Depressing, but true: Angry Birds isn't your friend, even after all of these years.
Released by Finish developer Rovio Entertainment back in 2009, the bird-launching game became an overnight success. What went wrong? Well, it all begins with Edward Snowden.
Early on, the infamous whistleblower claimed the hit mobile game was siphoning loads of data from users, but no one really took him seriously until it became national news that the U.S. National Security Agency and its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters, actually were collecting and transmitting personal data about the game's users.
An ad platform hidden in some of the game's code let the company target advertisements to its users and, in an unfortunate twist of fate, that ad data was completely visible. That meant sensitive data like phone numbers, call logs, location, political information and even information about users' sexual orientation were public and available to those government agencies and beyond.
The developers say it's safe to use the app now, but maybe you should just take a break from shooting pigs and flinging birds for a bit.