We reported earlier that how the government intelligence agencies, such as British intelligence agency GCHQ and U.S. intelligence firm NSA, use popular games to collect users' personal data including their GPS location.
ANGRY BIRDS SHARING DATA WITH ADVERTISING COMPANIES
Angry Birds app also offers a newsletter signup to players, that update Angry Birds players with new games, episodes, and special offers. Rovio's newsletter signup collects the player's first and last name, email address, date of birth, country of residence, and gender.
Declining to the claims, Rovio issued a statement in the month of January that reads, "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."
Previous news stories explained that how NSA is intercepting users' data via popular mobile apps without the knowledge of service providers or app developers, so nothing here that leads to a change of surveillance state, because it might be possible that Government Agencies are collecting apps data through advertising companies.
Users are advised to play Angry Birds or any other Mobile game without signing up an account in order to avoid sharing personal data, but that won't stop the game from sharing device information.