France plays “me too!” in the surveillance game

Back in the cold war there was mocking little song, in the voice of Charles De Gaul, lusting after a nuclear bomb:

“I want a little bomb like you Jack, I want to have a little bomb like you …”

Well it seems the song should be updated to “I want a surveillance state like you Barak, I want a little surveillance state like you …”

Le Monde is reporting that France is running a similar meta data collection scheme to the NSA’s PRISM.

According to Le Monde, data on “all emails, SMSs, telephone calls, Facebook and Twitter posts” are collected and stored in a massive three-floor underground bunker at the DGSE’s headquarters in Paris.

France runs vast electronic spying operation – Europe – Al Jazeera English

 

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