An investigative report by Le Monde has discovered its government is running a secret operation much like PRISM.
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"Si les révélations sur le programme d'espionnage américain Prism ont provoqué un concert d'indignation en Europe, la France, elle, n'a que faiblement protesté. Pour deux excellentes raisons : Paris était déjà au courant. Et fait la même chose.
France 'has vast data surveillance' - Le Monde reportTelecom network cables in France The DGSE data is said to be accessed by other French intelligence agencies
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.
http://www.worldcrunch.com/ is an excellent source of news , many from European newpapers .
http://www.worldcrunch.com/world-affairs/exclusive-french-intelligence-has-its-own-version-of-prism/dgse-prism-secret-service-france-big-brother-/c1s12643/ (source: Le Monde)
A comment from a reader on http://www.zdnet.com:
Could be part of the reason why..."...Edward Snowden is having a hard time finding a government that will give him asylum. Normally, the French would be more than happy to thumb their noses at the Americans, but it doesn't make a lot of sense to if they have a PRISM program of their own.
Notice how eager the Russians are to help Snowden out (not at all).John L. Ries 5 July, 2013"
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