70.3 million French phone records, 30 days: US envoy summoned after new NSA report draws ire

  • Article by: LORI HINNANT , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 21, 2013 - 2:50 PM

PARIS — The U.S. National Security Agency swept up 70.3 million French telephone records in a 30-day period, according to a newspaper report Monday 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 summoned the U.S. ambassador for an explanation on Monday and renewed demands for talks on protection of personal data, as well as pledges that the surveillance would cease.

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drfranktOct. 21, 13 6:09 AM

Mexico, France, GB...the community organizer's administration is making friends all over the world!

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nativesonzzOct. 21, 13 9:25 AM

Probably the tip of the iceberg...this is a disgrace... and is Front Page news everywhere else in the world but in the United States.

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jd55604Oct. 21, 1312:52 PM

Obama is angering the world with his criminal and Orwellian NSA agency more than George W ever did. His media cheerleaders keep the lid on these stories here in the states but nativesonzz is correct. This is big news overseas.

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