Why France Shrugs at NSA Eavesdropping Revelations

At the United Nations General Assembly yesterday, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff condemned the surveillance of electronic communications around the globe by the U.S. National Security Agency as a breach of individual rights and national sovereignty. Her comments echo the heated reaction in Germany, where the spying program was an issue in this month’s elections; in the U.K., where the Guardian newspaper broke many of the major stories; and at the European Parliament, which has held a series of hearings on the matter.

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