And these bumbling security agencies are the ones we are trusting with mass surveillance?

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Wow. Just. Wow.

Amazing scoop by David Fisher at the Herald…

Stunning blunder
Top-secret police intelligence documents with details about confidential informants were accidentally sent by our elite organised crime-fighting agency to the criminals they were investigating.

The stunning bungle saw the information copied and widely circulated among gang and methamphetamine-producing circles and led to police taking emergency steps to protect those exposed by the blunder.

Last night, Assistant Commissioner Malcolm Burgess said the information had been mistakenly included in material sent to a lawyer acting for someone arrested in an investigation by the Organised and Financial Crime Agency of NZ (Ofcanz).

“Police deeply regret this mistake, which was the result of human error. Steps were taken to recover the information as soon as police were aware of the error.

“However, by this point it had been more widely circulated. Police also took other appropriate measures needed to prevent harm to any person arising from the mistake.”

…sending the spying information to the actual gangsters they are spying on is just remarkable. These agencies have been given enormous mass surveillance powers and the question that has constantly been demanded is how can they ensure they can protect that information from direct duplication to the NSA and keep it secure within the States own hands. Well this example suggests they’re just bloody handing it over to the criminals being spied upon.

The GCSB have started a counter propaganda campaign in the Listener to sooth baby boomers that the state spies are really just ageing hippies like them on top of a white wash ‘independent’ report that will off course agree to what the State Spies want on top of a recent attempt to pretend to be transparent.

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The deep state probably can’t believe their luck at how easy it was to gain mass surveillance powers over the entire country and are now pushing the sales pitch to calm the civil liberty aesthetics of boomers. Convince middle NZ that the state security services aren’t beholden to Washington for our inclusion in 5 Eyes and they will quietly acquiesce under the pretence of national security.

We have given our police and intelligence agencies vast new powers without any genuine counter weight to protect our civil liberties. Expect these types of mistakes to become the norm.

11 COMMENTS

  1. I wonder how many investigations and potential prosecutions have been compromised as a result of this “blunder”. The drug dealers must be laughing themselves comatose.

    • One would think the lawyer would have realized their was inappropriate material included and informed the sender. Mistakes happen. In this day and age we need a good robust security network for both international and domestic threats. Simple.

  2. Stunning blunder;

    “Top-secret police intelligence documents with details about confidential informants were accidentally sent by our elite organised crime-fighting agency to the criminals they were investigating.”

    Wow indeed.

    “All care & no responsibility” eh!

    If this was under Helen Clark’s watch the MSM would have been all over her party but the MSM will be talking up the Rugby, and flag issues you can bet.

    This all while our country turns ever more into a global joke as a true “banana republic” run by a banana republican pony tail fetishist with the help of the vacant judiciary and MSM.

  3. Wow! So few replies to such a significant blog.

    Is that how Walt Disney’s GCSB get this sort of repressive legislation accepted by the hobbits?

    Disinterest?

    Telling Martyn, very telling…

  4. If I was Mike Bush I would be fuming over this incident,however most police forces world wide have corrupt elements/employees in their workforce. This information may have been deliberately released. Obviously the checks and balances are not there in the system.

    This sort of thing/information release will make the general public even more skeptical about approaching the police with regards to reporting illegal activity or suspicious behaviour by suspected criminal elements.

  5. If this was emailed and the lawyer forwarded it to unauthorised people I guess he may be in a spot of bother? Time will tell.

    • Sort of mistaken corruption ,but of course no ones to blame,where money is concerned no one is ever to blame.
      The police treat this as though the person making the mistake is the victim and must be protected,sounds very odd .

  6. Penthouses and pies…
    Sneaks and lies.
    John Keys pets.
    The 1%’s spies.

    Rotten little narks.
    But not the brightest sparks.
    Boomers remember

  7. .. well, we all know about 5 eyes etc, but I’d also recommend a book ‘Future Crimes’ about the vast amount of metadata which is available to companies – and hackers. It details the information we are sharing -often unwittingly- with third parties, and how they are reselling this info.. we even have one of these companies in NZ.. Wynyard Group deservse close inspection.

    Oh Brave New World!

  8. .. well, we all know about 5 eyes etc, but I’d also recommend a book ‘Future Crimes’ about the vast amount of metadata which is available to companies – and hackers. It details the information we are sharing -often unwittingly- with third parties, and how they are reselling this info.. we even have one of these companies in NZ.. Wynyard Group deserve close inspection.

    Oh Brave New World!

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