What's Trending at 5:30, Tuesday, January 28th / Conversation
By Kimberely Scott, WJBF Anchor/News at 10 on the CW Anchor - email
Now let's take a look at what's trending....
Here's something to think about the next time you're playing "angry birds" on your smartphone: the N-S-A may have its eye on you. According to the New York Times....the NSA is trying to track activity by using popular apps. The report is based on documents said to be leaked by Edward Snowden. Angry birds has been downloaded more than one billion times. The NSA issued a statement, saying in part, "any implication that the NSA's foreign intelligence collection is focused on the smartphone or social media communications of everyday americans is not true."
Senate Candidate Paul Broun is giving away a semi-automatic ar-15 to one lucky supporter. The Georgia Republican says it's his way of standing up for his second amendment rights and those of true conservatives. the AR-15 rifle is a military style weapon. A push to ban the gun became popular after ar-15-style rifles were used in the mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.
A pizza restaurant in California is now offering hookahs for delivery along with the pizza on their menu. GiGi Pizza, started renting out hookahs a few weeks ago for $14.99 for a 24-hour period. There are 17 hookah bars in the area, but the pizza place believes delivering the hookas is a great way for them to compete with other businesses. As you might expect.....the decision to deliver hookahs with pizzas doesn't make the American Lung Association happy.
The cost of superbowl tickets taking a nose dive just a week before the big game. The game is this Sunday and the NFL estimates it will have a 550-million-dollar economic impact for the New York area. But....hotel bookings are down, ticket prices dropped about 40-percent to prices seen in 2002. why the plunge in ticket sales..... Weather for one......and most fans of the teams are all the way across the country from Metlife stadium in New Jersey -- doesn't help. NFL officials say there's no reason for concern.