Report: France runs its own surveillance program similar to PRISM

By Shawn Knight · 15 replies
Jul 4, 2013
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  1. In the wake of the National Security Agency's PRISM internet surveillance and phone metadata collections efforts, it should probably come as little surprise at this point that the United States isn’t the only country in the world that covertly spies...

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  2. To those that have little knowlegde of the world around them:

    Report: All first world countries run their own surveillance program similar to PRISM
    NimbusTLD, ypsylon and mosu like this.
  3. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    Where were you when everyone was pointing,bitching and laughing at Americans. Another country does it and it's all good...everyone does it. I was half *** expecting someone to come and say. "In before France surrenders the data to the authorities."
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,013   +2,536

    Maybe they'll surrender it to the Germans. You know, out of like, force of habit..
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    This does not surprise me xD.
  6. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    As guest pointed out every country that has the capability to do this type of surveillance does it. To think the US is the only one doing it is ridiculous.
  7. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 474   +84

    So, everybody does it! Who cares?
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    They'd even use the same rail carriage if it wasn't destroyed by the allies.
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,013   +2,536

    In any case, my first post was pure whimsy. Everyone knows the Germans couldn't possibly get around the Maginot line to collect the data anyway.:oops:

    I know the British are not doing this, the queen would never permit it.

    OK, now that I've officially left the reservation, let me bring to everyone's attention my favorite one liner of the US Constitution. "We hold these truths to be self evident".

    So, isn't whichever country with the capability to surveil, surveilling, one of those "truths that should be self evident".

    And doesn't, "being aware of a self evident truth", basically state the someone has a "keen grasp of the obvious"?

    So basically then, this story is written, "by the people, for the people, and of the people", all of whom, have a keen grasp of the obvious.;)

    Bah, dum, dump
  10. emmzo

    emmzo TS Booster Posts: 142   +37

    I wouldn`t be surprised if China was left behind by western countries on spying its own citizens. Russia still in the lead tho.
  11. ypsylon

    ypsylon TS Booster Posts: 114   +21

    You will be surprised. When it comes to internal (excluding external spying on allies and stuff) matters, in EU by considerable margin, Poland is most adept on spying on it's own citizens. Commies for 50 odd years were bad, but since 1989 spying increased astronomically. No other EU country is even close.

    Big LOL; Maginot Line, ha, ha!
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  12. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    I really dont know why ppl have such a hard time understanding that the govt of any country does routinely spy on its own citizens. THEY HAVE TO!!! Ppl complain because the govt reads Metadata, but EVERY cellphone company in the world is regulated by its governmental communications agency. SO the govt is the "BOSS" of the cellphone companies. Not so difficult to understand and comprehend. But ppl still get upset because they ask their govt to keep them safe from the big bad whatever, then balk at the cost of doing so.
    The human creature is very confusing sometimes......
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

  14. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    Why are we shouting? (asking rhetorically)
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  15. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    Just checking to see if you were listening. lol

    NSA has nothin on mailpup! hardy har har
  16. tekman42

    tekman42 TS Enthusiast Posts: 28   +8

    Perfectly Stated

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