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Jean

A 5 ans, j'ai gagné un poste TV. A 15, je voulais faire du ciné. A 17, je lançais un fanzine, underground. A 20, une revue, expérimentale. A 25, un journal gratuit, sur les "arts de l'écran". A 28, je découvrais le Net.

Journaliste internet depuis 1999, j'enquête sur la montée en puissance de la société de surveillance, @OWNI, pour LeMonde.fr (Bug Brother), sur Facebook & Twitter.

‘Dying With Dignity is Better Than Living as Slaves’

‘Dying With Dignity is Better Than Living as Slaves’

In Bahrain, a leading human rights activist has just been sentenced to life imprisonment, having been brutally tortured and raped. His daughter and other activists also languish in cells, for protesting on the streets and online.

Western Spy Tech Linked to Bahrain Regime

Western Spy Tech Linked to Bahrain Regime

Further evidence of western technology being used by Arab regimes to spy on activists. FinFisher, the makers of the spyware, were identified by Owni & WikiLeaks last year as part of the global surveillance arms trade.

Assad’s Dirty Jokes

Assad’s Dirty Jokes

The WikiLeaks #SyriaFiles reveal that before the revolution, Bashar al-Assad emailed Internet jokes about Gaddafi, women and watermelon. When the revolution began, he turned from clown to conspiracy theorist.

by Jean Marc Manach On July 20, 2012

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Branding the Dictatorship

Branding the Dictatorship

Documents obtained by WikiLeaks and revealed by Owni indicate that a major US public relations firm, Brown Lloyd James, continued to offer the al-Assad family PR advice throughout the Syrian dictator’s brutal repression of his own citizens.

by Jean Marc Manach On July 11, 2012

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Gaddafi’s Millions and the ‘Right Arm of Sarkozy’

Gaddafi’s Millions and the ‘Right Arm of Sarkozy’

French news site Mediapart claim that President Nicolas Sarkozy’s closest ally, Brice Hortefeux, met with Libyan officials to arrange for Muammar Gaddafi to donate €50 million to Sarkozy’s 2007 election campaign. OWNI pieced together his movements at the time.

‘They Searched Everywhere for an Anonymous Mask’

‘They Searched Everywhere for an Anonymous Mask’

In France, the Ministry of the Interior’s intelligence service is going to war with Anonymous. Last week two alleged members were arrested as part of an investigation into Operation Greenrights. OWNI spoke exclusively with Pierrick Goujon, one of those interrogated.

by Jean Marc Manach On January 31, 2012

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FinFisher: For All Your Intrusive Surveillance Needs

FinFisher: For All Your Intrusive Surveillance Needs

FinFisher, part of the British company Gamma, are purveyors of some of the most dangerous spying weapons currently used by states. OWNI, in partnership with WIkiLeaks, can reveal the full and troubling details of their operations.

SpyFiles: Revelations of a Billion-Dollar Mass Surveillance Industry

SpyFiles: Revelations of a Billion-Dollar Mass Surveillance Industry

Today OWNI and Wikileaks release documents revealing a multi-billion dollar mass surveillance industry, involving companies based in Europe and the US.

Exclusive: How Gaddafi Spied on the Fathers of the New Libya

Exclusive: How Gaddafi Spied on the Fathers of the New Libya

OWNI, in conjunction with Wikileaks, reveals evidence of how French company Amesys helped Gaddifi’s regime to spy on leading Libyan opposition figures while they lived in the UK and the US.

Doing Business With Gaddafi: Making Millions and Risking Lives

Doing Business With Gaddafi: Making Millions and Risking Lives

The French company Amesys are alleged to have legally sold Internet spying systems to Colonel Gaddafi’s regime, allowing him to track down opponents. Now a complaint has been filed, and questions about the deal continue to go unanswered.

by Jean Marc Manach On October 13, 2011

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Listening in on Libya: communication breakdown

Listening in on Libya: communication breakdown

Amesys and Bull head honchos refuse to respond to accusations of involvement in a Libyan telecommunications surveillance scandal. Bizzarre, considering their press secretary is the daughter of the French Minister of Defense.

A guide to Libya’s surveillance network

A guide to Libya’s surveillance network

The French company Amesys, who sold surveillance technologies to Gaddafi’s Libya, is trying to minimize the efficacy of its products. However, OWNI consulted documents showing the extent of these systems.

The War on Terror in numbers

The War on Terror in numbers

The War on Terror has cost $1,283 billion and has left between 227,000 and 300,000 dead. About 51% of these deaths are civilian casualties.

The padded bikini for girls: A scandal in the USA

The padded bikini for girls: A scandal in the USA

In the United States, bloggers, parents, psychologists and the media denounced selling bikinis push-ups for children. Are manufactures to blame, or the irresponsible parents?

by Jean Marc Manach On March 31, 2011

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European lingerie: Bras for 8 year olds?

European lingerie: Bras for 8 year olds?

In Europe, the majority of bras sold in supermarkets for girls from 8 to 10 years-old are padded with foam. Is this ultimately sexualizing children before they are ready?

by Jean Marc Manach On March 31, 2011

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The Internet has increased employment by 25% in France since 1995

The Internet has increased employment by 25% in France since 1995

How much does the Internet contribute to the French economy? A report from McKinsey reveals it is becoming the driving force behind economic growth.

by Jean Marc Manach On March 25, 2011

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How France placed the Internet on permanent surveillance

How France placed the Internet on permanent surveillance

In France, what was supposed to be an emergency measure of internet surveillance after 9/11 led to a permanent legislation. Here’s the story.

Article 13: “Everyone has the right to freedom of movement”

Article 13: “Everyone has the right to freedom of movement”

“Freedom of movement is a self-evident right”, claims Claire Rodier, lawyer for Gisti, president of the MigrEurop network, well acquainted with the ravages caused by the fight against “illegal” migration.

by Jean Marc Manach On March 4, 2011

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[APP] Fortress Europe: a deadly exodus

[APP] Fortress Europe: a deadly exodus

More than 14,000 refugees died in ‘Fortress Europe’ since 1988. To measure the magnitude of the ‘war on migrants’, OWNI built an interactive map as an electronic memorial for these tragedies.