This breaking news interview with journalist Glenn Greenwald on his book No Place To Hide (begins 10:30 mins)
In this interview Glenn Greenwald reveals and describes new collection postures – or new methods of surveillance used by the the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) etc.
The interviewee makes references to dragnet “Sniff it all’, ‘Know it all’, ‘Collect it all’, ‘Process it all’, ‘Exploit it all’, Partner it all’, data surveillance taking place in all parts of the world.
The Partner it all reference raises questions as to the accuracy of New Zealand and Australian government assurances that such surveillance is not targeting citizens of these countries.
A graphic slide follows, demonstrating the surveillance methods.
Note, that the graphic coms index lists all Five Eyes countries, USA, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand. Partner it all is understood to mean the data is collected and partnered by and within these Five Eyes countries.
A spokesperson for John Key told the New Zealand Herald:
“We do not comment on matters of intelligence or national security, but as the Prime Minister has stated in the past, we do not carry out wholesale collection of metadata”. (ref.)
That is not good enough. The public interest demands the Prime Minister explain how this information is not incongruous to his assertions that New Zealand citizens are not having their communications data trawled, netted, and processed by the Five Eyes network – operations that appear to include the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB).