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This Security Expert Reckons Mass Surveillance Doesn't Stop Terror Attacks

  • Felix Macherez
  • Vice
  • June 26, 2015

This interview originally appeared in French on VICE France.

Today’s terrorist attack in the Rhône-Alpes region of France, involving the decapitation of a man, has been met with widespread horror and condemnation. So have those in Tunisia, killing 28, and another in Kuwait killing 25. These horrific events are sure to fuel discussion about how to stop this kind of atrocity happening again.

Following January’s Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, the French government decided to expedite a new surveillance law. Two days ago, on Wednesday 24th of June, French officials at the National Assembly gave the green light to that new law. France’s new surveillance law has already been compared to the late American Patriot Act—an American anti-terrorism act passed after 9/11 which was …

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