Skip to comments.70.3M records, 30 days: NSA report draws Paris ire
Posted on 10/21/2013 3:14:26 AM PDT by markomalley
The U.S. National Security Agency swept up 70.3 million French telephone records in a 30-day period, according to a newspaper report that offered new details of the massive scope of a surveillance operation that has angered some of the country's closest allies. The French government on Monday summoned the U.S. ambassador for an explanation.
The report in Le Monde, co-written by Glenn Greenwald who originally revealed the NSA surveillance program, found that when certain numbers were used, the conversations were automatically recorded. The surveillance operation also swept up text messages based on key words, Le Monde reported, based on records from Dec. 10 to Jan 7.
The Le Monde reporting emerged as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Paris for diplomatic talks Monday about a peace process for Israel and Palestinian authorities.
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future bombshell: NSA is collecting every phone call, text, email and internet history of every person in the w
future bombshell: NSA is collecting every phone call, text, email and internet history of every person in the world ..
2.34mm per day. How big a list of radicals in France can there be? Clear over reaching.
Blaming the NSA is no different than blaming the weapon. It’s idiotic.
I respectfully disagree. The weapon is the ability to collect. Choosing to use it is pulling the trigger. The NSA is pulling the trigger.
It seems that they are shooting at anything that moves rather than aiming at a target. It’s hard to believe there are that many targets out there.
They’re really in trouble now.
Kerry’s been called on the carpet
Didn’t know the NSA was doing such a good job.
I hold our “representatives” responsible for policy and funding.
I would want terrorist to believe every phone conversation Is being listened to and recorded.
“I would want terrorists to believe every phone conversation Is being listened to and recorded”
They've known that for years...
France may be the least valuable ally of all time, but they have the right to expect better behavior from the US than from these notorious terrorist dogpatches.
Meanwhile Russia used to be 'the enemy'. However the NSA/Snowden scandal has played the largest part in rehabilitating their image.
Case in point: it's not Russia we worry about when we fire off an email.
Cheese eating surrender monkeys surrender to Kerry. wow.
Case in point: it’s not Russia we worry about when we fire off an email.
I fire off emails and I don’t care if X or Y reads them because there’s nothing seditious or dangerous about the material contained within...
Too bad Obama does not have the backbone to enumerate what French intelligence has done against the US. He could know if he had the smarts to ask the community
Isn’t it great that the world loves us again after getting rid of that evil Boooosh.
Are you sure? I doubt you have the same definition of those words as the people who would be reading them.
>> I would want terrorists to believe every phone conversation Is being listened to and recorded
> I wouldnt.
Nor would I; it was bad enough in Iraq where they’d swap out SIM cards... now imagine a widespread collection of “terrorists” who, believing all electronic comms are tracked, must find a way to communicate. They’re going to come up with some wonderfully creative stuff, just as you and I would be forced to do if that same surveillance were turned on us (surprise, it is) — if the state of general-surveillance is not stopped, government will become all-knowing, and the petty bureaucrats will turn their attention to you and *finding* [perhaps inventing] faults to prosecute.