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France's DGSE also collects comms metadata - report

Thursday 4 July 2013 | 14:26 CET | News
France's intelligence service, the DGSE, systematically collects metadata on electronic communications by phones and computers in France, as well as exchanges between French citizens abroad, Le Monde reports. The revelation comes in the wake of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden exposing the US government's Prism programme. Information on millions of calls, SMS, e-mails and faxes is processed at an underground supercomputer at the agency's Paris headquarters in a database named innocuously the "mutualisation infrastructure". Officially, such a system does not exist, according to the report.

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