Gilles Vandenoostende

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France's phone networks tapped by the NSA

Le Monde writes:

According to the documents retrieved from the NSA database by its ex-analyst, telephone communications of French citizens are intercepted on a massive scale. Le Monde has been able to obtain access to documents which describe the techniques used to violate the secrets or simply the private life of French people. Some elements of information about this espionage have been referred to by Der Speigel and The Guardian, but others are, to date, unpublished.

If it wasn’t so galling, you’d almost be impressed at the ridiculous scope of these spying operations: 70 million phone calls per month according to this article. And I’m guessing every single country in the world is under — at least — the same level of surveillance.

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