Simon knows about ducks quite well. They make noise, fly, swim, some even roll. Sometimes, it’s a bit confusing and Simon gets lost.
Thanks to the BLENDER foundation
Scenario, Art direction and editing : Jérémy Clapin
Producer : Richard Van Den Boom
Executive producer : Jérémy Clapin
Music : François-Eudes Chanfrault
Technical director: Jean-François Sarazin (VANILLA SEED)
3D Modeling, Texturing, Rigging and 3D rendering : Alexandre Louvenaz, Hélène Emain, Floriane Hétru, Fabien Weibel, François Carrobourg, Quentin Piq
Setup Rigging: Fabien Weibel, Quentin Piq, Jean-François Sarazin
Animation and compositing : Jérémy Clapin, Alexis Artaud
Sound design and mix: Eric Lonni (DIGITAL SALADE)
Foley : Bertrand Boudaud
Supported by : le CNC, Arte, the Procirep/Angoa-Agicoa and the Val de Marne Council.
French newspaper LeMonde is reporting today that NSA officials were not lying when they said the recent stories about NSA data collection in France and Spain were “completely false:” Surveillance: DGSE transmitted the data to the American NSA (Google Translate).
According to our information, collected from a senior official of the intelligence community in France, the direction of the French foreign service, the DGSE, has, in fact, established in from late 2011 and early 2012, a Memorandum of data exchange with the United States.
France has a strategic position for transportation of electronic data. The submarine cables by which most data from transit Africa and Afghanistan landed at Marseilles and Penmarc in Britain . These strategic areas are within the reach of the French DGSE, which intercepts and stores much of what flows between France and abroad.
So it seems, a priori, partly true, that some of the data transmitted over the telephone French soil is transmitted in accordance with cooperation agreements, and without sorting, the DGSE to the NSA. It is therefore data concerning French citizens receiving these communications as foreign geographic areas using these channels as well.
That’s right — this is confirmation that the axis of Greenwald totally screwed up this story and jumped to a conclusion that was exactly opposite of the truth. (And it’s very noticeable that LeMonde doesn’t actually apologize for getting this so very wrong.)
Should we start a countdown for Glenn Greenwald to retract his now-debunked story? I’m kidding, of course. He hasn’t corrected any of the other egregious errors he’s made since he started reporting the NSA leaks; why would he start now?
The Mighty Greenwald was last seen digging in and defending his story by insinuating that the NSA was lying:
How to know if you're an authoritarian: if you equate “officials claim” with “The Unassailable Truth”
On NSA claims about misreporting of two slides http://t.co/ymSMsmVtit
Of course, it would be pretty dumb for the NSA to lie about something like this, when it could easily be denied by France or Spain. But Greenwald’s obviously counting on his audience not thinking it through.
In what has to be one of the least surprising revelations ever, it turns out that France has a vast, incredibly intrusive domestic surveillance program: French Agency Spies on Phone Calls, Email, Web Use, Paper Says.
(Reuters) - France’s external intelligence agency spies on the French public’s phone calls, emails and social media activity in France and abroad, the daily Le Monde said on Thursday.
It said the DGSE intercepted signals from computers and telephones in France, and between France and other countries, although not the content of phone calls, to create a map of “who is talking to whom”. It said the activity was illegal.
“All of our communications are spied on,” wrote Le Monde, which based its report on unnamed intelligence sources as well as remarks made publicly by intelligence officials.
“Emails, text messages, telephone records, access to Facebook and Twitter are then stored for years,” it said.
The technology for this kind of large-scale data collection is not a big secret. The implementation of the hardware and software isn’t exactly simple, but any developed nation has the resources to do it — which means they’re all doing it.
Production : Le Groupuscule
Directors : Jubar & Baudry
Storyboard : Arnaud Baudry
Animators : Julien Baret, Cyril Drouin, Hugo Bravo, Marie Viellevie, Mathieu Agnus, Geoffroy Triacca
Compositing : Julien Baret
Music : Lou Marco (Music Unit / L’Autre Distribution / Idol)