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70.3M records, 30 days: NSA report draws Paris ire
AP ^ | 10/21/2013 | LORI HINNANT

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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1 posted on 10/21/2013 3:14:26 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

future bombshell: NSA is collecting every phone call, text, email and internet history of every person in the w
orld ..


2 posted on 10/21/2013 3:25:40 AM PDT by nixonsnose (you never know how much pee splatters until you are standing at the urinal in flip flops.)
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To: markomalley
So? Been going on for decades. The French (and everybody else) do the same. Maybe the NSA has more resources and money so their scope is larger but this is all common practice with or without Snowden.
Funny, nobody ever questions Russian, Iranian, North Korean, Hizbollah or Saudi spying. Of course only two countries are ever scrutinized:
1) USA
2) Israel
3 posted on 10/21/2013 3:25:55 AM PDT by Netz
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To: markomalley

future bombshell: NSA is collecting every phone call, text, email and internet history of every person in the world ..


4 posted on 10/21/2013 3:26:29 AM PDT by nixonsnose (you never know how much pee splatters until you are standing at the urinal in flip flops.)
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To: markomalley

2.34mm per day. How big a list of radicals in France can there be? Clear over reaching.


5 posted on 10/21/2013 4:06:42 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Netz

Blaming the NSA is no different than blaming the weapon. It’s idiotic.


6 posted on 10/21/2013 4:11:43 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

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.


7 posted on 10/21/2013 5:10:45 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: markomalley

uhoh.....

They’re really in trouble now.

Kerry’s been called on the carpet


8 posted on 10/21/2013 5:13:08 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: bert

Didn’t know the NSA was doing such a good job.


9 posted on 10/21/2013 5:24:48 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: generally

I hold our “representatives” responsible for policy and funding.


10 posted on 10/21/2013 5:56:14 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: markomalley

I would want terrorist to believe every phone conversation Is being listened to and recorded.


11 posted on 10/21/2013 5:59:11 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Raycpa

“I would want terrorists to believe every phone conversation Is being listened to and recorded”

I wouldn’t.


12 posted on 10/21/2013 6:07:43 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Raycpa
would want terrorist to believe every phone conversation Is being listened to and recorded.

They've known that for years...

13 posted on 10/21/2013 6:07:59 AM PDT by Doofer
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To: Netz
Nobody questions Iranian, North Korean, Hizbollah or Saudi spying because they are the enemy.

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.

14 posted on 10/21/2013 8:33:27 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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Will all of the Muslims, illegal and legal imiigrants, walking around somebody's got to do it!
15 posted on 10/21/2013 4:03:57 PM PDT by frickin_frackin
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To: markomalley

Cheese eating surrender monkeys surrender to Kerry. wow.


16 posted on 10/21/2013 6:19:11 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: agere_contra

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...


17 posted on 10/21/2013 10:12:54 PM PDT by Netz
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To: markomalley

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


18 posted on 10/22/2013 7:11:30 AM PDT by Rapscallion (What he calls "transforming" is actually destroying.)
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To: markomalley

Isn’t it great that the world loves us again after getting rid of that evil Boooosh.


19 posted on 10/22/2013 7:13:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Netz

Are you sure? I doubt you have the same definition of those words as the people who would be reading them.


20 posted on 10/22/2013 12:51:57 PM PDT by DangerZone (If the left had their way, all of America would be as safe as Sandy Hook Elementary.)
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To: DangerZone
I am sure “they” have their own directives and definitions and that's fine. All I am saying is that the material written here is usually, center-right and no calls for extreme behavior. The worst things said by this Freeper are various critiques of the POTUS as an inept, stuffed shirt, who endangers America's standing and ability to defend herself in an increasingly dangerous world.
21 posted on 10/22/2013 11:07:04 PM PDT by Netz
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To: plain talk; Raycpa

>> “I would want terrorists to believe every phone conversation Is being listened to and recorded”
>
> I wouldn’t.

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.


22 posted on 10/22/2013 11:49:40 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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