1. OF COURSE

    France Has a Spy Program, Too

    Participants dressed in white take part in Diner en Blanc, or White Dinner at the Trocadero gardens in front the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Thursday, June 13, 2013. The event is a reminiscent of flash mobs, where hundreds of people descend on one area at a specific time, summoned by SMS text message, gsm phone call or email. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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    Can we just say at this point that every government is spying? France is the latest to be labeled Big Brother, now charged with surveiling its citizens’ phone calls, emails, and Internet activity, according to an investigation by French newspaper Le Monde. The NSA-style program reportedly doesn’t look at individual intercepts for content, but uses the data to connect the dots and networks of communication. The French daily called the intelligence agency’s program illegal and “outside any serious control.”

    Read it at The Guardian