Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, June 29th, 2021 - 21 comments
Its time for our local authorities (and other bodies such as NZTA) to come clean, and confess whether they allow the SIS to access their camera networks in this way. That would allow the people to judge whether it is acceptable, and hold them accountable if they feel it necessary. But I suspect that that prospect is precisely why the SIS has kept this secret for so long.
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?
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?
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: 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.
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: 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.”
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.
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?
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.
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: 1:03 pm, March 16th, 2015 - 18 comments
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.
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: 12:00 pm, January 7th, 2015 - 46 comments
A long, fascinating piece by Glenn Greenwald on The Intercept this morning.
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?
Written By: - Date published: 2:02 pm, December 1st, 2014 - 1 comment
Got me smiling about no laughing matter!
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.
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.