Thursday, July 4, 2013

NSA affair France also listens - FAZ - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

In France, there is information to the newspaper “Le Monde” a huge secret program to monitor electronic communications. The paper reported in its Friday edition, the foreign intelligence service DGSE systematically collects data connection to telephone calls, text messages and e-mails that go through French lines. Information to Twitter and Facebook messages were illegally kept for years and evaluated when needed.

have access to the data in addition to the domestic security service, among other customs, says report. Content of messages or conversations were not recorded. To the “Le Monde” report, the government initially gave no opinion.

In the U.S. spy affair France had recently expressed even outraged. “We demand that the cease immediately,” President Francois Hollande said, speaking even for a postponement of the negotiations on the proposed transatlantic free trade agreement between the EU and the United States.

persecuted because of his revelations of espionage, the former intelligence officer Edward Snowden benefits under its not the displeasure of the government in Paris. An asylum application of the 30-year-olds had been rejected by the content and legal examination, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday evening. Also in Italy Snowden can not hope to asylum, as Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said. Previously, prepare a number of other countries Snowden rejected the asylum application, which is stuck in the transit area of ??Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport for almost two weeks.

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NSA affair: France also listens

NSA affair

France also listens


Paris voiced his outrage over the surveillance of electronic communications by American intelligence. Now reported “Le Monde” that even the French foreign intelligence service DGSE systematically listening.

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