Written By: - Date published: 11:15 am, July 26th, 2017 - 44 comments
David Fisher on the Dotcom spying debacle: “But the legal action which disclosed the extended spying also targets English specifically, saying he acted “unlawfully” when he signed a ministerial certificate intended to bury the spying operation forever.”
Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, November 4th, 2016 - 19 comments
Reports of an unconvincing “domestic terrorism” plot, and of further illegal GCSB spying.
Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, August 16th, 2016 - 33 comments
When caught abusing new powers the response will be the same as when caught out abusing the old – meh, so sue us.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 13th, 2015 - 24 comments
A public private organisation with the acronym CERT was announced this week along with the new cyber security strategy. CERT’s role is to provide information to government so it can protect against cyber threats. Which is one of the roles of the GCSB.
Written By: - Date published: 10:35 am, December 11th, 2015 - 16 comments
The government plans to roll out a new “cyber security action plan”. Given their record of secrecy, lies, and misuse of surveillance, I think we the people would be naive to believe this will be anything less than another escalation of the surveillance of New Zealanders.
Written By: - Date published: 5:01 pm, May 14th, 2015 - 13 comments
Spy watchdog Cheryl Gwyn has announced an investigation into circumstances surrounding possible spying on our allies by the GCSB in support of Tim Groser’s tilt for the top WTO job.
Written By: - Date published: 2:53 pm, April 19th, 2015 - 22 comments
With revelations that New Zealand has potentially been involved in the interception of Chinese diplomatic communications the questions arise did John Key know about it and did he authorise the activity.
Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, April 17th, 2015 - 19 comments
The most disturbing allegations yet in the Snowden leaks on the activities of the GCSB.
Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, March 31st, 2015 - 21 comments
Denis Tegg has persuaded the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security to inquire whether the GCSB is conducting mass surveillance on the Kafkaesque grounds that the legislation allows this to happen if a party ought reasonably to expect that the communication may be intercepted.
Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, March 28th, 2015 - 77 comments
How are other nations going to react to our spying on them? Key’s response when the question arose in Korea was very typical of him – bullshit and bluster. So far Brazil, Fiji, and Latin American countries have all proved him wrong.
Written By: - Date published: 3:38 pm, March 26th, 2015 - 6 comments
Press Release from the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security on Scoop.
Written By: - Date published: 7:32 am, March 23rd, 2015 - 133 comments
More embarrassment for the Government as it is revealed that the GCSB spied on internet communications involving diplomats competing with Tim Groser in his bid to be elected as the Director General of the World Trade Organisation.
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, March 21st, 2015 - 13 comments
Keith Locke has created a “Not in our name” petition.
Written By: - Date published: 11:34 am, March 15th, 2015 - 25 comments
The next time that John Key says that we spy so as to keep NZ safe from terrorism, could some journalist please please ask him if the PM of the Solomon Islands is a terrorist?
Written By: - Date published: 12:03 pm, March 10th, 2015 - 102 comments
Written By: - Date published: 7:26 am, March 10th, 2015 - 42 comments
Selwyn Manning’s new EveningReport site got off to a massive start last night with a long, interesting interview with Nicky Hager. Take home quote (courtesy Russell Brown): “The GCSB is not a New Zealand operation, in any practical sense”. Watch the video…
Written By: - Date published: 11:39 am, March 6th, 2015 - 51 comments
An extraordinary interview with former director of the GCSB Sir Bruce Ferguson on RNZ this morning. He confirms that NZ is conducing mass surveillance. (Any help with transcription?)
Written By: - Date published: 10:16 am, March 6th, 2015 - 13 comments
The lies and media pap being distributed for public consumption by the boys down at “The Club” are old and worn out now. Politicians, public commentators, and media heads who really think they can get away with this flimsy “rinse and repeat” justification of the indefensible are treated us with contempt.
Written By: - Date published: 8:49 am, March 6th, 2015 - 112 comments
The latest Snowden revelations that New Zealand has been collecting bulk data from various Pacific Islands and handing it to the NSA suggests that mass surveillance of New Zealanders is happening, despite promises to the contrary.
Written By: - Date published: 6:35 am, February 18th, 2015 - 440 comments
It might well be in Labour’s best interests to cut the crap now and go into coalition with the National Ltd™ Cult of John Key. It would be the honest thing to do. Kiwis will then know where the boundaries lie and who actually is working to oppose the implementation of the wider neo-liberal ideology.
Written By: - Date published: 5:17 pm, January 14th, 2015 - 45 comments
Idiot Savant speculates on why GCSB Director Ian Fletcher is standing down so unexpectedly. Maybe another GCSB stuffup? Which of course someone has to fall on their sword for, but which must be kept secret for “security reasons” (aka “if the victims knew, they’d sue us and complain to the police”).