ANSSI is the French CyberSecurity agency, closely working with defense
and intelligence agencies: http://www.ssi.gouv.fr/
ANSSI declare that they are generating fake-certificate for the purpose
to inspect SSL traffic:
"ANSSI has found that the intermediate CA certificate was used in a
commercial device, on a private network, to inspect encrypted traffic
with the knowledge of the users on that network. "
So, the summary of the story can be read as follow:
"A French Governmental Agency working on cybersecure with defense and
intelligence agencies admitted that they are doing SSL MITM and that,
due to a human error, they have been caught"