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15 March: Aotearoa’s Day Of Infamy

By   /  March 17, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

On a day when our young people succeeded in prodding grownups to take notice of the looming climate change disaster bearing down on us, other “grownups” had more nefarious, murderous thoughts in mind. On a day which should have been positive and filled with idealism and hope, we ended with tragedy and tears.

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GCSB statement

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on GCSB statement

The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) regulates network security under the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act (TICSA). The Act requires network operators to notify GCSB of certain proposed decisions, courses of action, or changes to their network. As per Spark New Zealand’s statement today, I can confirm the GCSB under its TICSA responsibilities, has […]

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I spy with my multitude of Eyes – the mass surveillance of a Supermarket in Kilbirnie

By   /  September 9, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

In an age of tracking by online corporations like Google and Facebook; by the apps in our smartphones; by CCTVs in buildings, streets, offices, etc – we have reached a surveillance state far surpassing anything envisioned by George Orwell.

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Gerry Brownlee, David Farrar, and Brett Hudson win Hypocrisy Awards

By   /  August 26, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

Ms Curran’s gaffs have sparked the usual and tedious pious pontification from the National Opposition benches. Former Christchurch Re-build Minister, and airline security hazard, Gerry Brownlee, climbed the rarified heights of Mount Moral Highground to demand Ms Curran’s sacking;

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GCSB’s response to the Inspector-General’s 2018-19 work plan

By   /  June 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on GCSB’s response to the Inspector-General’s 2018-19 work plan

GCSB’s response to the Inspector-General’s 2018-19 work plan Thursday 28 June 2018 Director-General of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), Andrew Hampton, has welcomed the release of the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Work Programme 2018-19. “The oversight provided by the Inspector-General is fundamental to the public being able to have trust […]

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Mr English: Where are National’s secret coalition negotiation papers?

By   /  December 3, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  46 Comments

Bill English has been kicking up a shit-storm, demanding that Labour release what they have been describing as a “secret coalition agreement” between Labour and NZ First.

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GCSB review into spying for Tim Groser is a 100% whitewash and far more important than Todd Barclay

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

To have the most powerful spy agency in the country pimping their spying services directly to Minister’s under the guise of ‘economic benefit’ and then have no paper trail explaining what the hell happened is utterly unacceptable, yet this story has been eclipsed by a backbencher taping a staff member!

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