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Poll: 60 percent of Americans value privacy over anti-terrorist security

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Americans really don't like being spied on.

In a new poll, more than 60 percent of people said they think privacy is more important than anti-terrorist security measures.

That's up slightly from a similar poll in August.

President Obama said he wants to change the way Americans' personal data is stored, but privacy advocates said the problem is that it's being collected at all, not how it's stored.

Such as how it is being collected from smartphone applications, like new documents leaked by Edward Snowden claim it is.

The documents claim the NSA uses apps like Angry Birds to get into people's smartphones.

British intelligence is also reportedly in on the app spying.

According to digital researcher, Zscaler Inc., apps that are being tapped include Angry Birds, Google Maps, Google+, Pinterest and Candy Crush Saga.

The apps reportedly feed huge amounts of personal data to the agencies.

The NSA said Monday its focus was on "valid foreign intelligence targets."

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