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New book reveals Le Carré’s bleak view of post-Brexit world 

Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, January 3rd, 2020 - 5 comments

John le Carré’s 26th book, Agent Running in the Field, which, according to the publishers is his take on Brexit, and suggests a dystopian future for European liberal democracies in a post-Brexit world. It follows John le Carré’s overarching theme – with friends like these, who needs enemies?

China; Hack to the Future!

Written By: - Date published: 12:13 pm, December 21st, 2018 - 287 comments

China has apparently been sprung hacking hundreds of western businesses and Government agencies, including some here in NZ. Should we be worried?

Did English break the law during Dotcom debacle?

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.”

NRT: Spying for the whales

Written By: - Date published: 1:29 pm, April 26th, 2017 - 20 comments

I/S at No Right Turn: “spies are corrosive of our values. Its one thing to spy in wartime, out of military necessity. Its quite another to do it in peace, on your friends, for self-advantage.

Be afraid!

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.

Another Key lie is why this government can’t be trusted with increased spying powers

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.

NRT: Bill English wants to end your privacy

Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, April 22nd, 2016 - 85 comments

I/S at No Right Turn the “data supermarket” and privacy concerns. “The government wants to be able to effectively spy on and database everyone, so they can save a few dollars here and there.”

New report on GCSB spying powers

Written By: - Date published: 2:19 pm, March 9th, 2016 - 28 comments

A Government-ordered review of NZ’s spy agencies has just been released. Key wants Labour’s support for increased power to spy on Kiwis.

An open letter to Andrew Little

Written By: - Date published: 6:08 pm, June 26th, 2015 - 433 comments

A respectful open letter to Andrew Little with suggestions for how to win the next election!

‘Forgot’ NSA spying

Written By: - Date published: 12:38 pm, May 9th, 2015 - 15 comments

Well who among us hasn’t forgotten a massive illegal domestic spying programme?

Spying on China

Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, April 19th, 2015 - 100 comments

So great, now we’re trying to spy on China. What could possibly go wrong?

Media Take – on GCSB and spying

Written By: - Date published: 9:41 am, April 2nd, 2015 - 9 comments

Check out the most recent Media Take (Tuesdays on Maori TV), on the GCSB and the consequences of our Pacific spying.

International reaction to our spying

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.

IGIS to investigate GCSB Pacific spying

Written By: - Date published: 3:38 pm, March 26th, 2015 - 6 comments

Press Release from the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security on Scoop.

Petition – Apology for spying

Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, March 21st, 2015 - 13 comments

Keith Locke has created a “Not in our name” petition.

Surveillance newspeak

Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, March 16th, 2015 - 18 comments

Key’s attempt to play cute with the semantics of surveillance is part of an international strategy. Here’s Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept.

Spying and the terrorism excuse

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?

Spying on penguins

Written By: - Date published: 8:59 am, March 11th, 2015 - 50 comments

The latest on the spying revelations as they emerge in The Herald. Apparently we’re spying on penguins now.

Key withdraws promise to resign

Written By: - Date published: 12:03 pm, March 10th, 2015 - 102 comments

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The Ferguson interview

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?)

Key fails the leadership test

Written By: - Date published: 10:53 am, March 5th, 2015 - 30 comments

Fine work form David Fisher at The Herald. Does Key get to lie and deny his way through yet another crisis?

Free speech and surveillance online

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, January 7th, 2015 - 46 comments

A long, fascinating piece by Glenn Greenwald on The Intercept this morning.

New Zealand Betrayed – Again

Written By: - Date published: 3:05 pm, December 10th, 2014 - 95 comments

A guest post from BLiP on Labour’s support for the “terrorism” legislation.

Nothing to hide nothing to fear?

Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, December 3rd, 2014 - 93 comments

I guess we can conclude that Key has something to hide, otherwise what could he possibly have to fear?

NRT: Just the beginning

Written By: - Date published: 2:26 pm, December 2nd, 2014 - 59 comments

I/S at No Right Turn on current and future spying legislation. “I will not vote for a party which supports spying. Neither should you.”

SISters are doin’ it for themselves

Written By: - Date published: 2:02 pm, December 1st, 2014 - 1 comment

Got me smiling about no laughing matter!

Submit today!

Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, November 27th, 2014 - 13 comments

I/S at No Right Turn yesterday: “Yes, that’s right. An important bill with major human rights implications, and we have one day to speak up about it.” I/S supplies a submission guide to make it easy…

NRT: The GCSB has been using our embassies as spybases

Written By: - Date published: 12:26 pm, October 13th, 2014 - 25 comments

I/S at No Right Turn summarises a post from The Intercept on NSA keywords, and what they illustrate about the involvement of our GCSB.

Key’s last fig leaf

Written By: - Date published: 7:42 am, September 18th, 2014 - 32 comments

Key’s last fig leaf on GCSB surveillance is to plead ignorance. Unfortunately for him the evidence is compelling. If he does manage to lead the next government, these issues will continue to haunt him.

Media roundup

Written By: - Date published: 7:42 am, September 16th, 2014 - 64 comments

NZ Media has got the message, leading with coverage of the Greenwald / Snowden evidence of mass surveillance of New Zealanders, and the surprise revelation of two US “spy bases” in NZ. Best coverage by Andrea Vance. Updated with a link to video of last night’s event.

Key’s reputation and the law

Written By: - Date published: 12:01 pm, September 15th, 2014 - 26 comments

An interesting article by lawyer Steven Price at Media Law Journal.  Some extracts quoted, but well worth going and reading the full article.

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