Iran Turns on the Charm
To counter American pressure, Tehran is preparing a campaign to charm the Western media and offer business opportunities to major European corporations. [...]
France’s Total is one of the world’s top seven oil and oil products companies and is involved in every aspect of the oil chain from extraction to sales. In the early 2000s, it merged with Elf Aquitaine and was called TotalFinaElf before changing its name back to Total.
American intelligence agencies are faced with a highly paradoxical situation. They have never had access to a greater mass of information coming from every corner of the world: tetrabytes of data pulled directly from the computers of airlines, banking systems, [. [...]
Long starved of public funding, groups specializing in information analysis technology have been ardently wooed since the end of last year by the French government, which has decided to finance several major projects in the field (Quaero search engine, the [. [...]