Labour has failed in its bid to set up a commission of inquiry into privacy breaches.
Clare Curran introduced her Electronic Data Safety Bill last year.
She wanted an inquiry into several serious privacy breaches, including one in which a member of the public downloaded 7000 sensitive Ministry of Social Development documents through a Work and Income self-service computer kiosk.
Under the terms of her member’s bill, the commission would have investigated the breaches and recommended how best to prevent further unauthorised access to private information held by government departments. Read more »
The stupid is strong in this one.
@clarecurranmp Labour doesn’t want to send troops to Iraq but it wants to send TVNZ reporters?!
â€” Ryan Boswell (@boswellryan) March 7, 2015
How stupid can you get? Clare Curran opposes forces being sent to Iraq but wants Kiwi journalists to provide news for her because she is so anti-American she loathes journalists doing their job if they are Americans?
She carries on after that slapping too…just to reinforce her stupidity.
Does this stupid bint not knowÂ what happens to aid workers…
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Kim Dotcom is forever claiming that he invented this or that…the reality is far from ti, usually he is theÂ used car salesman pimping the good idea as his own.
But for someone who claims he is smarter than most he sure acts as dumb as a bag of hammers.
Kim Dotcom has spoken out about his long battle over copyright with the US government and his regrets about the events that have led to his arrest ahead of his bail breach hearingÂ on Thursday that could see him return to jail in New Zealand.
“Would I have done things differently? Of course. My biggest regret is I didn’t take the threat of the copyright law and the MPAA seriously enough,” Dotcom said via live video link from his mansion in Auckland, New Zealand at the Unbound DigitalÂ conference in London on Tuesday.
“I thought that due to court decisions we were monitoring from our competitors like RapidShare who did exactly what we did and were winning in civil court proceedings, and YouTube was winning against Viacom â€“ our sense was that we were protected by the DMCA law.
“We never for a minute thought that anyone would bring any criminal actions against us. We had in-house legal counsel, we had three outside firms working for us who reviewed our sites, and not once had any of them mentioned any form of legal risk, so I wish I had known that there was a risk.”
Sounds like hisÂ in-house lawyers were tits and the three external firms weren’t much better. Of course given Dotcom’s history with bill paying they probably have ended up working for free…and you get the advice you pay for.
“The US government has taken all my assets up until the raid in all jurisdictions and after I invested money into the Internet Party, the MPAA sued me civilly to try to seize those assets too, so I’m officially broke right now.”
Well not all of them eh Kim? That’s why you have bail problems…some of your hidden assets have been found? Â Read more »
Labour’s dirty politics is on display and it involves a couple of the more nasty characters in the Labour party.
The weeping sores of Labour Party divisions following a devastating election defeat are not confined to the Wellington Beltway. Political editor Dene Mackenzie finds Dunedin South MP Clare Curran is fighting her own opposition.
In most cases, the revival of a Labour Party branch which says it has doubled its membership since August, and aims to have 100 members early next year, would be welcomed by the sitting MP.
But Dunedin South MP Clare Curran is anything but thrilled by the resurrection of the Andersons Bay-Peninsula branch in her electorate.
She says the branch was reconstituted without official approval, with the aim of undermining her bid to be re-elected.
”This is dirty tricks and dirty politics in Dunedin South,” she told the Otago Daily Times this week.
The man behind the revival, former candidate and branch organiser Tat Loo, denies the allegations.Â Read more »
We all know by now that I had my emails hacked in February.
We also know that David Farrar has had his intellectual property stolen, and that Mark Mitchell had his personal emails hacked and his office broken into.
What I can also now reveal is that Tony Lentino, the businessman who formerly financially Â supported Kim Dotcom also had his office broken into.
On top of that Travis who works for the blog was also hacked along withÂ another media person who has been a vocal critic of Kim Dotcom.
Until now we haven’t had the proof, only a bunch of dots to join but we now have the complete picture.
Nicky Hager this morning admitted on Q+A that he didn’t have the full emails, that they were filtered as we suspected. Nicky Hager has become the latest victim of the puppet master.
Do I feel sympathy for him? Not one bit. He let his politics blinker his analysis and as a result it has destroyed his journalism.
Earlier today I received a call from Wayne Tempero.
He is Dotcom’s former personal protection manager and he was concerned.
Tempero was contacting me despite the early hour in Israel concerned about something that transpired on 17 June this year.
He had only now worked out what was meant by a text conversation he had with Dotcom on that date.
He had watched this week unfold and couldn’t believe what he had seen. Then he remembered the texts.
Remember just two days ago we released a text message from Kim Dotcom where he implied he was the one responsible. That text was sent to Â Wayne Tempero.
We can now reveal that there was an earlier text conversation in June. Here are screenshots of the text messages.
So Nicky Hagar is shocked that politics is dirty.
Yeah about as dirty as writing a book using stolen emails when you are a person who constantly rails against spying by the state.
Now we know what a sanctimonious hypocrite Nicky Hager really is.
Apparently it is also a revelation I talk with National politicans. Well duh Nicky!
What I want to know though is why he hasn’t published any of the emailsÂ from the numerous Green and Labour MPs I communicate with…or the back room operators of both parties?
This is the third book Nicky Hager has been involved with that involves stolen/hacked emails.
What he hasn’t realise though now is that he has created a free for all environment against all journalists where their emails are fair game. Let’s call it the “Hager Precedent”.
What is ironic is that the very people who have been marching in the streets protesting and speaking at public meetings against the GCSB bill and government are now either directly involved or justifying the spying on a member of the media. Â Read more »
Rod Drury has cut loose on the politicians and told them a few home truths about their meddling ways.
This election campaign needs more business leaders to stand up and serve politicians arses like what Rod Drury has done.
As the political heavyweights debated the future ICT roadmap for New Zealand last night, Rod Drury sat shaking his head in the crowd.
Taking the stage amidst the backdrop of Aucklandâ€™s evening sky, key political figures debated long into the night about the future of New Zealandâ€™s ICT sector.
Chaired by the New Zealand Technology Industry Association, CEO Candace Kinser orchestrated discussion with technology representatives from National, Labour, the Green Party and the Internet MANA parties.
But as the opinions flowed and policies were outlined, Xeroâ€™s charismatic CEO reawakened a conversation which, in the eyes of the entrepreneur, drifted widely off the overriding issue.
â€śI find this really depressing but Iâ€™ll try to be positive about it,â€ť he said, in his typically outspoken manner. Â Read more »
Last night on The Cauldron, Josie Pagani elucidated precisely what it was that is costing Labour this election.
She has written a post about it and what Labour must do to arrest the sinking polls.
First, stop blaming the media.
The problem isn’t ‘right wing framing’. There isnâ€™t a media conspiracy to get a third term National government. When you fall behind everyone airs their favourite explanation and negatives get repeated and amplified. It’s the job of politicians, not media, to inspire a change in the story.
There is also no point blaming whoever went public at the weekend to criticise David Cunliffe for going on holiday. It was poor discipline, but poor discipline is not the main reason the party is 30 points behind National.
Politics isnâ€™t fair. Even if Â the media is sometimes unfair (such as when the Herald went too far with unsubstantiated claims of undeclared donations from Donghua Liu), one of the things the public are judging is how you behave under pressure. Stop complaining.
Unfortunately for Josie the Donghua Liu donations weren’t unsubstantiated. I suspect there is more to play out on that. She is right though in the folly of blaming the media, but they just can;t help themselves.
David Cunliffe just yesterday was claiming smears and media beat ups, and his loyal mouth piece and donation launderer Greg Presland was on the Standard claiming a smear about his visit and cozy lunch with NZ’s Rolf Harris.
Stop saying the polls are close. It reminds voters that Labour aims to lead a bloc in which it might not be all that dominant and which could include the toxic Dotcom party. Tortuous explanations about the Left Bloc v the Right Bloc sound cynical, as if you don’t care about winning support of people.
Distance Labour from Dotcom. One reason for Labour’s poor polling is people just want to get rid of Dotcom and somehow he has become Labourâ€™s problem now. Only because he is an enemy of our enemy. Â Labour should only ever say of Dotcom, “he shouldn’t be in the country and National should not have let him in. We want him and his party nowhere near government.”
David Cunliffe did a stand up after his Congress speech where he talked very tough about what he’d do if MPs broke his sledge pledge.
David Cunliffe made a sledge pledge in line with his party’s “Vote Positive” slogan.
The Sledge Pledge has been ignored, in what can only be a slight against David Cunliffe’s leadership.
Yesterday it was Grant Robertson getting nasty on John Key.
â€” Grant Robertson (@grantrobertson1) July 6, 2014
And today it is Clare Curran proving Labour remains the Nasty Party.
It seems Labour leader David Cunliffe’s “sledge pledge”, in which he promised a “positive” election campaign, hasn’t got through to Dunedin South MP Clare Curran.
Curran has branded rival MPsÂ nasty, homophobic and foul-mouthedÂ in an interview with a student newspaper.
The article was published onlineÂ on Sunday – as Cunliffe was delivering a keynote speech.
“This election campaign is not about dirty tricks or dodgy deals; smear campaigns and a personality cult,” Cunliffe told delegates, including Curran.
Later, he told reporters the public was fed up with political debate centred on personal attacks rather than policy.
“We want to run a clean, positive campaign.” Â Read more »