spying

Oh look, it looks like Trump was right about being snooped on by Obama

The media went large on attacking Donald Trump for claiming he was snooped on by Obama’s government.

It is now irrefutable that the Trump organisation was spied on under a FISA warrant. Obama must have been informed about this in his intelligence briefings.   Read more »

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Boom! Take that traitor

Excuse me while I just ROTFLMAO:

Russia is considering sending Edward Snowden back to the United States as a ‘gift’ to President Donald Trump, according to a US Intelligence report.

Trump has called the whistleblower a ‘spy’ and a ‘traitor’ who deserves to be executed.

A Snowden handover is an attempt for Russia President Vladimir Putin to ‘curry favor’ with Trump, a senior US official with knowledge of sensitive Russian intelligence information told NBC News on Friday.

Snowden’s ACLU lawyer, Ben Wizner, said he was unaware of any plan to extradite his client.

‘Team Snowden has received no such signals and has no new reason for concern’, Wizner said.

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How bizarre

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says it’s bizarre that a long-serving security consultant has been charged over the listening device found in the team’s Sydney hotel last year.

A 51-year man is due to appear in Waverley Local Court in Sydney on March 21 charged with public mischief. Read more »

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Yes Kerre, but you forgot some other ratbags and spies

Kerre McIvor has a great column in the Herald on Sunday about the real spies in our midst and it isn’t the GCSB or SIS.

I find the idea of sex in a toilet unappealing, but the idea of somebody being so prurient as to record the sounds of people at it is even more unpalatable.

Anyway, after about 10 minutes, the rhythmic tapping noises stopped, Smith and his friend emerged, separately, from the loo and Smith rejoined his All Blacks teammates.

Smith has now been sent home from South Africa, where the All Blacks played early this morning, after the couple gave the recording and an account of what they saw to the media.

The husband thought it was “kinda funny” but his wife, apparently, became more and more incensed by what she’d witnessed – more specifically, heard – and decided to hold Smith to account.

She says most people wouldn’t behave in that fashion, let alone the All Blacks, who are role models for young children.   Read more »

Media bosses now spy on their journalists as they know they can’t be trusted

No one trusts journalists, not even their bosses.

Britain’s Daily Telegraph has sparked outrage from unions and staff after installing workplace monitors on journalists’ desks.

Buzzfeed UK reported employees came into work on Monday morning to find small plastic monitoring boxes attached to their desks.

The journalists were baffled by the unannounced appearance of the boxes and resorted to Googling the brand name only to discover they were wireless motion detectors produced by a company called OccupEye that monitor whether individuals are using their desks.

The Daily Telegraph claimed the devices were installed as an environmental measure to make the floors in the building as energy-efficient as possible but OccupEye’s website emphasises the importance of the devices to “absorb the cost and scale of nationwide workplace inefficiency”.    Read more »

Does Edward Snowden have blood on his hands?

Personally I think the gutless little traitor does have blood on his hands. His stolen documents and his work alongside Julian Assange have actually killed people.

Worse their actions set back the West and their capabilities for several years while the Russians, Chinese and Islamic enemies carried on regardless.

New Zealand’s spy agencies are encountering an increasing amount of “dark communications” that they can’t monitor, Prime Minister John Key says.

The weekend killings in Paris have raised questions around interception capabilities and Mr Key says Islamic State has become better at knowing what forms of communication can and can’t be monitored.

“The amount of ‘dark communications’ that can’t be monitored by our agencies is increasing,” he told reporters in Vietnam, where he is leading a trade mission.    Read more »

Are your financial records safe with Xero? [UPDATED]

Rodney Hide explains that maybe your financial records won’t be safe with Xero after revealing that Xero has handed over financial records to the Official Assignee outside of the law.

Is this Xero’s VW moment?

Are your financial records safe with Xero [NZX:XRO]? Or would Xero do a Westpac and release them to state agents on simple request without warrant?

Xero CEO Rod Drury has always said safe. He again reassured NBR readers in July that Xero never releases customers’ financial records to state agents.

Mr Drury said Xero refers requests back to the customer for the information required.

“We are the custodians of our customers’ data,” Mr Drury said.

But one customer knows different. Last year Xero passed her company’s records to state agents, they had no warrant, Xero didn’t tell her, and, indeed, when she asked, Xero denied it.

Deputy Official Assignee Annemarie Foidl had asked Xero to supply the customer’s “user name” and “password” citing s171 of the Insolvency Act 2006. It wasn’t just the records she wanted but access. For a month.

We don’t know what then transpired but we do know Xero “supplied [the Official Assignee] with a report showing the credits and debits of each account connected to the subscription.”

Xero didn’t tell the customer.    Read more »

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The traitor Snowden proven to be a liar, bad bastards have now got his stolen data

Edward Snowden is a traitor and he may well have blood on his hands.

The BBC reports:

UK intelligence agents have been moved because Russia and China can read files stolen by a US whistleblower, a senior government source has told the BBC.

The Sunday Times is reporting that Russia and China have cracked the encryption of the computer files.

The government source told the BBC the countries “have information” that led to agents being moved but added there was “no evidence” any had been harmed.

Edward Snowden, now in Russia, leaked intelligence data two years ago.

The former CIA contractor left the US in 2013 after leaking details of extensive internet and phone surveillance by American intelligence to the media.

His information made international headlines in June 2013 when the Guardian newspaper reported that the US National Security Agency was collecting the telephone records of tens of millions of Americans.

Mr Snowden is believed to have downloaded 1.7 million secret documents before he left the US.

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The sanctimony and hypocrisy of the NZ Herald

Quite apart from their propensity to make stuff up at the NZ Herald they also possess weapons grade sanctimony and hypocrisy. They play Dirty Media but pretend they are holier than thou.

They are running a campaign using a tainted journalist and someone who trades in private and personal data to run allegations against the NZ Government for spying.

They are laundering information on behalf of a traitor, Edward Snowden, and assisting Nicky Hager, perhaps New Zealand’s most prolific spy and holder of other people’s data.

They write editorials decrying the situation but their editor was involved in his own spying against a competitor.

In 2009 Currie was sued by a former assistant editor of the Herald on Sunday for unjustified dismissal. Reporter Stephen Cook, who helped Currie launch the tabloid, was sacked in 2008 after two drug squad detectives visited the Herald on Sunday offices looking for him. Cook had reportedly been seen at an address, which was under police surveillance. On the day the case commenced Currie faced further scrutiny when the New Zealand Herald revealed examples of industrial espionage, including allegations he sent a reporter to the rival Sunday Star-Times’ print site to obtain advanced copies in a bid to get stories for his own paper. The allegations were again reported in the Sunday News and Sunday Star-Times branded “unprecedented spying”.  

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So what, they’re spying on us

It must now be assumed that David “Tainted” Fisher is a traitor to New Zealand as he runs, in the Herald on Sunday, another story from another traitor, Edward Snowden.

This time it is about how we are supposedly spying on China.

So what…they are sure as hell spying on us.

Our spies and America’s top government hackers cooked up a plan to crack into a data link between Chinese Government buildings in Auckland, new Edward Snowden documents reveal.

The project appeared aimed at tapping data flowing between the Chinese consulate and its passport office in Great South Rd — and using the link to access China’s computer systems.

The revelation is the most explosive of the information about New Zealand revealed in the Snowden documents — and has sparked a firm Chinese diplomatic response giving rise to concerns our security relationship with the United States is impacting our trade relationship with China.

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