Re: in the data slurp of ALL users.
Except they aren't actually slurping data, they are slurping meta-data and that slight of hand with terminology betrays the emotional over rational objections from the anti-Patriot Act people.
Let's look again at El Reg's claims about the act:
Monitor and store user communications, metadata and Web activity about all users in France and abroad
Possibly objectively true, but precisely the sorts of things you'd want to go after for tracking international bad guys of all stripes. With adequate protections, it's actually a rational way to go about things.
Force internet service providers (and potentially other technology companies) to install “black boxes” in their networks to collect data and use algorithms to search for “suspicious patterns”
Objectively true, but actually irrelevant. Everybody, but especially ISPs install black boxes that collect data and use algorithms to search for “suspicious patterns”. We just call them anti-malware software and buy them from commercial companies.
Intercept user communications, including reading emails and tapping phones, without meaningful due process or oversight
Objectively false as there is no commonly agreed upon definition of "meaningful due process". The best objective that can be made against any of these bills is that there is not a publicly disclosed adequate process. After that it is simply assumed that the process is corrupt, which is not an objective analysis.
Compromise internet infrastructure in France and extra-territorially
Objectively false and pure speculation intended to elicit a purely emotional response.