Andrea Vance, on spies and lies

Demystifying the GCSB bill: Spies and liesANDREA VANCE The contentious Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill was born out of an extraordinary tale of conspiracy, incompetence and political sabotage.The plot is harder to follow than Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and not helped by various political - and other agendas - in play.A year … Continue reading Andrea Vance, on spies and lies

Rodney Harrison: Wholesale spy power is precisely what GCSB bill means for Kiwis

"The PM's reassurances are flawed and unconvincing" On television this week Prime Minister John Key tried to assure the public it was "totally incorrect" that "the Government effectively through GCSB will be able to wholesale spy on New Zealanders".Those who contend otherwise are, he says, plain wrong. That Mr Key has at last seen fit to … Continue reading Rodney Harrison: Wholesale spy power is precisely what GCSB bill means for Kiwis