Keyword: spying

Hollande demands 'all information' on German bugging of French foreign minister

The French president said he expected Chancellor Angela Merkel to give 'exact details' over report that German intelligence spied on Laurent Fabius.

German intelligence 'spied on French foreign minister and other allies'

German radio report says BND targets included Laurent Fabius, the International Court of Justice, the FBI, UN bodies, NGOs and firms.

France says confidence restored with Germany after spy claims

French officials said claims that Germany's BND agency had helped US spy on France were not new and that trust had since been 're-established'.

The dark story of how a French firm helped the Assad regime's mass-surveillance programme

By and Reflets.info (Bluetouff Et Kitetoa)

French IT firm Qosmos, specialised in mass-surveillance technology and which works on projects for France's intelligence services, is the subject of a judicial investigation launched in April into ‘complicity in acts of torture’. The probe centres on the Paris-based company’s involvement in a contract, led by an Italian company, to supply the Bashar al-Assad regime in war-torn Syria with a system to intercept, open and archive almost all email and other internet traffic flowing through the country.  Qosmos says it eventually withdrew from the project for ethical reasons, when the key technology it provided for the project was not yet operational. But, as detailed in this joint report by Mediapart and Reflets.info, the history of the case raises more questions than it provides answers.

IKEA France directors questioned by police over client and staff 'snooping'

Directors of the furniture store chain were questioned about allegations the company illegally used police files to spy on staff and customers.

'France spied on me', claims Madeleine Albright

Former US Secretary of State says she discovered the eavesdroppingon after French diplomat referred to confidential conversation.

France, Germany warn anti-terrorism cooperation hit by NSA scandal

François Hollande and Angela Merkel lead a push at the EU summit in Brussels to reshape transatlantic spying and agree a new code of conduct.

Former French intelligence chief says France also spies on US

Bernard Squarcini, once boss of France’s counter-espionage and counter-terrorism agency, said allied countries 'spy on each other all the time'.

US-France row deepens with 'NSA spied on French diplomats' report

The US National Security Agency spied on French diplomats in Washington and at the UN, according to latest claims by French daily Le Monde.

French foreign ministry tapped by NSA, says German magazine

Spiegel says America's NSA tapped into computers used by French diplomats to communicate with each other and the foreign ministry in Paris.

US spy programme under investigation in France

After complaints by human rights groups, prosecutors launched probe into alleged fraudulent access to personal data and personal correspondence.

US 'spying' on EU – the differing views from Paris and Brussels

The revelation that the United States has been spying on European Union offices in America – and possibly in Brussels too – has sparked outrage across the continent. French president François Hollande has called for an 'immediate' end to such snooping and he and others have suggested the scandal could affect the imminent negotiations over transatlantic trade. There have also been calls from the Right and Left in France for Paris to offer the whistleblower Edward Snowden political asylum. However, as Ludovic Lamant and Stéphane Alliès report, the reaction from EU leaders in Brussels to the affair has so far been much more restrained.

French president says US spying allegations threaten trade

François Hollande said there could be no negotiations or transactions in any areas until France obtained guarantees that spying stops now.

French parties call for Snowden political asylum

Leaders from across political spectrum say whistleblower should be given refuge in France as president calls for US spying to stop 'immediately'..

French and German fury over claims US bugged EU offices

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius said that if claims made in Der Spiegel magazine are confirmed, it would be 'totally unacceptable'.