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Surveillance in NZ reaches new levels


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Please feel free to merge this with the US thread but I really feel like advertising this. 

 

 

NZ National (Conservative) government tomorrow most likely are going to vote in by a majority of 1 MP, an amendment to the GCSB bill. The GCSB is the NZ equivalent of MI6. SIS is equivalent of MI5. It is part of 5 Eyes and uses PRISM and XKeyscore as revealed by Snowden's leaks.

 

Up until now GCSB have only been allowed to spy on foreign countries and never NZ citizens and permanent residents. After the bill passes this will no longer apply. They're changing the law because the GCSB illegally tapped Kim Dotcom because the US government wanted to extradite him for copyright charges over Megaupload (obviously they won't admit to it being the reason). 

 

A current affairs program went up and down the country last week and surveyed +50000 Kiwis and the result was 89% opposed. The PM has said that most NZers are more interested in the change to the Snapper fishing quota. In an interview he said the Law Society, The Human Rights Commision, former PM's and Governor Generals, etc are all wrong in their opposition and don't understand the law (he has no law qualifications, he is a former stockmarket broker who worked in the US for Merril Lynch)

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People with power to wield clearly love this spying apparatus. To the rest of us, it's an abomination. I noticed that Glenn Greenwald's partner was detained and questioned for 9 hours at Heathrow- his laptop, memory sticks and cell phone all confiscated, and all legal under the "Terrorism Act", but it would seem like a case of payback more than anything else. 

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