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France 'has vast data surveillance' - Le Monde report
« on: July 05, 2013, 01:33:25 AM »
Via the BBC:

France's foreign intelligence service intercepts computer and telephone data on a vast scale, like the controversial US Prism programme, according to the French daily Le Monde.

The data is stored on a supercomputer at the headquarters of the DGSE intelligence service, the paper says.

The operation is "outside the law, and beyond any proper supervision", Le Monde says.

Other French intelligence agencies allegedly access the data secretly.

It is not clear however whether the DGSE surveillance goes as far as Prism. So far French officials have not commented on Le Monde's allegations.

The DGSE allegedly analyses the "metadata" - not the contents of e-mails and other communications, but the data revealing who is speaking to whom, when and where.

Connections inside France and between France and other countries are all monitored, Le Monde reports.

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Re: France 'has vast data surveillance' - Le Monde report
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2013, 02:06:49 AM »
I'm not surprised. H and O are birds of a socialist feather.
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