NZ Herald: Declassified: The secret briefing which shows how Kim Dotcom and Edward Snowden made spies all over the world open up

New Zealand’s illegal spying on Kim Dotcom was put forward as a reason for the world’s most powerful network of intelligence agencies to stop refusing to “confirm or deny” what they did, according to a newly declassified document.

The official briefing paper put the case of the Megaupload founder alongside United States’ whistleblower Edward Snowden and urged a seismic shift in terms of openness to the public.

It saw New Zealand lead the argument for the world’s most secretive government agencies to create a “compelling intelligence narrative”.

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