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French Magazine Says U.S. Turned Flame on Nicolas Sarkozy’s Computers

Bruni. (Fashion Insider)

French cyber security experts say the U.S. government used software resembling Flame to hack into computers of the French presidential staff, the magazine l’Express said in a report that was picked up by The Hill.

The computers of advisers to former President Nicolas Sarkozy were hacked in May, l’Express reported, during the run-up to elections in which Mr. Sarkozy was defeated by Francois Hollande. Flame is the same virus allegedly created by the U.S. and Israel to attack Iran’s nuclear program. Read More

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Live From e-G8 in Paris–Jeff Jarvis Takes on Mr. Sarkozy, Also…Jazz Robots

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American in Paris Tech

Nicolas Sarkozy’s e-G8 summit kicked off this morning, Paris time, in big white tents in the Tuileries Gardens off the Rue di Rivoli. It’s supposed to draw an assortment of heavy hitters regarding e-commerce, copyrights and the expansion of web access.

Betabeat was scarfing suacisson when we noticed a robot wandering the main hall, where hundreds of tech industry people, journalists and French politicians stood about, stuffing themselves and chatting. Read More