Find ‘Facebook’, Replace ‘Government’

The left wing loons and opposition politicians think that GCSB is going to employ 130,000 spies to trawl through all New Zealanders’ emails.

The suggestion is patently absurd.  But here’s an interesting data collection policy that is way worse than anything the Government is proposing.

I’ve exchanged the word ‘Facebook‘ for ‘Government’.

We also receive other types of information about you:

  • We receive data about you whenever you interact with the Government, such as when you look at another person’s timeline, send or receive a message, search for a friend or a Page, click on, view or otherwise interact with things, use a Government mobile app, or purchase Government Credits or make other purchases through the Government.
  • When you post things like photos or videos, we may receive additional related data (or metadata), such as the time, date, and place you took the photo or video. 
  • We receive data from the computer, mobile phone or other device you use to access Government services, including when multiple users log in from the same device. This may include your IP address and other information about things like your internet service, location, the type (including identifiers) of browser you use, or the pages you visit. For example, we may get your GPS or other location information so we can tell you if any of your friends are nearby.
  • We receive data whenever you visit a game, application, or website that uses a Government Platform or visit a site with a Government feature (such as a social plugin), sometimes through cookies. This may include the date and time you visit the site; the web address, or URL, you’re on; technical information about the IP address, browser and the operating system you use; and, if you are logged in, your User ID.
  • Sometimes we get data from our affiliates or our advertising partners, customers and other third parties that helps us (or them) deliver ads, understand online activity, and generally make the Government better. For example, an advertiser may tell us information about you (like how you responded to an ad by the Government) in order to measure the effectiveness of – and improve the quality of – ads.

We also put together data from the information we already have about you and your friends. For example, we may put together data about you to determine which friends we should show you in your News Feed or suggest you tag in the photos you post. We may put together your current city with GPS and other location information we have about you to, for example, tell you and your friends about people or events nearby, or offer deals to you that you might be interested in. We may also put together data about you to serve you ads that might be more relevant to you.

When we get your GPS location, we put it together with other location information we have about you (like your current city). But we only keep it until it is no longer useful to provide you services, like keeping your last GPS coordinates to send you relevant notifications.

All these tinfoil hat weirdos are all big fans of using social media to conduct their opposition to government spying but all very happy to allow Facebook, Twitter and Google to track their every movement.


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  • blokeintakapuna

    Yep – Fly buys, MasterCard, Visa, One Card… but the best was Campbell Live screen shot of all the personal info they want to collect on anyone who votes in their polls. TV3 even want to know if you’re a NZ Citizen or not…
    Hypocritical much or what!

    • Michael

      Quite right.
      What’s the difference between Campbell Live and the GCSB?
      The GCSB only collects personal information about New Zealanders if they have a warrant..

      • Whafe

        So very true, there lies the piece that Lying John Campbell forgets to pass onto the very few left whom watch the joke that is CampbellLive

      • cows4me

        Michael they don’t need a warrant, read my post in “bizarre claims’ or google Five Eyes. Warrants, a nice word for the masses, it means nothing.

      • Mr_Blobby

        No I think your wrong. They will only access the information with a warrant. It is and has been, hoovered up and stored for some time now.

        The problem is and the US is finding this out, the hard way, with all the leaks like Manning and Snowden that a lot of people have access to the information without any checks and balances. Officially it can only be used with a warrant, unofficially it is available and accessible.

        • Hazards001

          Manning and Snowden where both employees (one Army Intelligence) one a contractor in intelligence services.

          Both would have had extensive security checks done on them. There is no security check in the world that can tell you someone is a self absorbed over inflated sense of their own worth traitorous scumbag. If shits like these have access to data then yeah..something may go pear shaped but it’s no different to the guy a number of years ago that used his position at a bank to get credit details on the vendor of a house he wanted to buy and used them to make an offer he knew the vendor had no choice but to go for.

          Shit happens people are cunts and life goes on.

          Oh..and when ole matey above..he got found out,lost his job was convicted and then had his mum crying in the horrid about how it wasn’t fair how one mistake would mean he could never work again. So I called her and offered to employ him as a labourer digging ditches when he got out of the nick..never heard back from them!

  • Michael

    I often remind people that “if the service is free, you are the item being sold” The illusion of privacy is all people have, but if you are online, the likely hood is someone has the ability monitor, it doesn’t matter if you like it or not.

    Least the NZ govt is telling you what they will do ;)

    • Mr_Blobby

      Only because they got caught with there pants down.

      • Michael

        Perhaps, but is the NSA, also caught with their pants down, making an effort?

  • Jaffa

    The kids fill out their own database, Facebook, with all their information, including photographs, carry their own tracking device, smartphone, and then complain about the GCSB???

    • Lion_ess


    • Mr_Blobby

      One is a choice the other is a state secret.

      • rangitoto

        If it is secret then how do we know about it.

  • Doug

    The left are being schooled on the GSCB Law by the John Campbell School of Law, God help them.

  • P1LL

    Facebook has always an info grab site , no Facebook for me.