[Aljazeera] French Lawmakers Pass Spy Law

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Lower house of Parliament passes spy bill that critics denounce for its highly intrusive surveillance methods. […]

The new law would permit intelligence services to place cameras and recording devices in suspects’ homes and beacons on their cars without prior authorization from a judge. […]

One of the most sensitive measures would force communication and Internet firms to allow intelligence services to install electronic lock boxes to record metadata from all Internet users in France. The metadata would then be subject to algorithmic analysis for potentially suspicious behavior. […]