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NSA planned to hijack Google Play Store, Samsung app store to deliver malware

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    App stores from Google and Samsung reportedly became targets for government hijacking a few years ago, as the National Security Agency and its allies ramped up their data collection efforts.

    As reported by CBC News and The Intercept, the plan involved hijacking the connections between smartphones and their app marketplace servers, and then planting malicious software on targeted devices. The NSA and friendly spying agencies could then secretly collect data, and possibly even send “selective misinformation to the targets” for propaganda or confusion purposes.

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