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: 7:02 am, November 17th, 2015 - 67 comments
The Paris attacks are being used as an excuse for another ill informed debate about surveillance and encryption – which doesn’t address the communication channels that terrorists are actually using. The tools that our governments want can be used very effectively to spy on you and me though (as Key effectively acknowledges in passing).
Written By: - Date published: 6:32 am, May 8th, 2015 - 15 comments
In the US a federal appeals court has just ruled the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records is illegal.
Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, January 22nd, 2015 - 29 comments
Mass surveillance cannot accomplish its stated goals, and it’s likely that many within the security / government system understand this full well.
Written By: - Date published: 4:54 pm, September 16th, 2014 - 102 comments
One of the few journalists to do his job properly over the course of the dirty politics scandal has been Guyon Espiner. He has, without in any way breaching his duty of impartiality, seen it as his responsibility on Morning Report to put questions to, and demand answers of, the Prime Minister – and, when […]