The United States of America is the most democratic country on the planet. Simultaneously, the country is the spies on its own citizens. Historically, the country required huge resources to monitor its citizens; however, the advent of distributed networks, high-speed computers, and other modern technology has significantly lowered surveillance expenses. That is, they place a premium on human rights.
The US National Security Agency (NSA) may now penetrate any operating system and read the data of smartphone users. Der Spiegel, one of Germany's two leading news publications, reported on this development. According to the journalists, the espionage agency is capable of retrieving data from a variety of Apple and BlackBerry mobile devices. The NSA, in particular, has the ability to gather information on SMS traffic and data saved on mobile phones, as well as to pinpoint a device.
Additionally, they routinely use scripts to read data from 38 iPhone-compatible applications. Since 2009, Der Spiegel reports, the NSA has been intercepting SMS and e-mail messages sent from Blackberry handsets. Bear in mind that BlackBerry software is often regarded as one of the most secure available. As the journalists learned, the NSA staff joyfully reacted to each new vulnerability.
Previously, the Guardian - a British national daily newspaper - revealed that former NSA agent Edward Snowden had provided The New York Times with secret documents. Der Spiegel, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and The Independent all expose the intelligence services of the United States and the United Kingdom. Snowden is presently residing in Russia and was granted political asylum by the Russian government earlier this year.