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Spy agencies target mobile phones, app stores to implant spyware

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Cell phone surveillanceUsers of millions of smartphones put at risk by certain mobile browser gaps, Snowden file shows

By Amber Hildebrandt and Dave Seglins, CBC News, May 21, 2015

Canada and its spying partners exploited weaknesses in one of the world’s most popular mobile browsers and planned to hack into smartphones via links to Google and Samsung app stores, a top secret document obtained by CBC News shows.

Electronic intelligence agencies began targeting UC Browser — a massively popular app in China and India with growing use in North America — in late 2011 after discovering it leaked revealing details about its half-billion users.

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