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New Zealand and NSA plotted to cyber hack China

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New Zealand spies teamed up with National Security Agency hackers to break into a data link in the country’s largest city, Auckland, as part of a secret plan to eavesdrop on Chinese diplomats, documents reveal. The covert operation, reported Saturday by New Zealand’s Herald on Sunday in collaboration with The Intercept, …

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Greenwald: New Zealand government spies on its citizens

US journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, said New Zealand officials are spying on their citizens, a charge that has provoked a harsh response from NZ Prime Minister John Key. Greenwald, who is in New Zealand to attend Kim Dotcom’s much anticipated “Moment of …

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NZ school removes wifi over health concerns

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A Kapiti Coast school is to have Wifi removed from around half of its classrooms, following concerns it may be damaging to children’s health. Te Horo School’s Board of Trustees has decided to replace Wifi with hard-wired internet in classrooms for its year one to four students, after consulting with …

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Dotcom, Greenwald, Assange and Snowden team up over New Zealand

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Former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden claims his former employer spy agency National Security Agency (NSA) has a facility in Auckland. Snowden, who is sheltering in Moscow from US attempts to extradite him on espionage charges, appeared by video link before a capacity crowd at the Kim Dotcom organised Moment …

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Kim Dotcom releases footage of the illegal government raid

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A lot of footage of the raid on Kim Dotcom’s home already hit the internet a while ago, but now Kim Dotcom has put together a little package himself including unseen footage from his network of CCTV cameras around the mansion. The new footage shows how many officers entered the property …

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World’s top spy agencies hold secret Five Eyes meeting in New Zealand

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Chiefs of the world’s top spy agencies are expected to gather in New Zealand for a secret meeting over the 22-23 April weekend. According to reports, 15 international intelligence agencies that comprise the Five Eyes spy network will attend the government hosted conference. The Five Eyes is an international intelligence alliance …

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‘Tsunami bomb’ tested off New Zealand coast

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The United States and New Zealand conducted secret tests of a “tsunami bomb” designed to destroy coastal cities by using underwater blasts to trigger massive tidal waves. The tests were carried out in waters around New Caledonia and Auckland during the Second World War and showed that the weapon was …

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Echelon spy network secrets to be revealed in Megaupload copyright case

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There was a lot of buzz a decade or so ago about Echelon, an international electronic surveillance network said to link the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand. A flurry of stories covered the connections among the five countries, speculation about the network’s capabilities, and rumors about Echelon’s targets …

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‘Free broadband for all Kiwis!’: Kim Dotcom

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s rebooted file-sharing site “Mega” has a problem: New Zealand only has one transpacific fiber cable network to carry all that new traffic. His solution: build a new one. The plan itself is of course not new, as New Zealand-based Pacific Fibre hoped to build the 7,920 …

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New Zealand considers Cyprus-style banking failure solution

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New Zealand depositors could face a Cyprus-style tax on their bank accounts, as the government is planning to impose a similar strategy on its banks warns the country’s Green Party. New Zealand is facing a similar bank failure to Cyprus, is likely to adopt open bank resolution (OBR), which will …

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Commonwealth nations oppose monarchy

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Along with Britain’s anti-monarchy campaign group Republic that campaigns for a democratic country consisting of an elected head of state, there seems to be a high level of public support for abandoning the monarchy in some of the nations of the Commonwealth. In 16 of the total of 54 Commonwealth …

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Kim Dotcom launches political party

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Megaupload founder and web tycoon Kim Dotcom is launching registration for his New Zealand political party on Monday. Tickets for his 40th birthday, coinciding with the launch, went in minutes, with more than 15,000 people planning to attend. Dotcom, born in Germany as Kim Schmitz, told The Associated Press in …

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Kim Dotcom: the TPP ‘proves’ that Wall St and Hollywood own Obama

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The secretive multinational trade agreement the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “proves” that Wall St and Hollywood own Obama, according to MegaUpload and Mega founder Kim Dotcom. In part two of Wired.co.uk’s interview with the infamous entrepreneur, we talk about international copyright law, NSA surveillance, Hollywood’s “backward, outdated licensing model”, Barack Obama and Dotcom’s political ambitions. …

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Kim Dotcom blasts New Zealand PM in court

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom speaks as he comes face to face for the first time with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key as lawmakers examine a controversial proposal allowing intelligence agencies to spy on local residents at Bowen House in Wellington on July 03, 2013. Tensions between Kim Dotcom and …

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New Zealand orders FBI release evidence against Kim Dotcom

A New Zealand judge dealt a blow Thursday to US prosecution efforts against Megaupload co-founder Kim Dotcom, upholding his right to view evidence against him in order to prepare a defense against his extradition hearing. Prosecutors had hoped to overturn the decision, issued in May. New Zealand Justice Helen Winkelmann …

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Planned secret tidal wave bomb aimed to destroy coastal cities

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The U.S. and New Zealand conducted secret tests of what is being described as a “tsunami bomb,” which experts said was aimed at devastating coastal cities by using a series of underwater explosions that would result in massive tidal waves. The tests, which were initially carried out around the waters …

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Kim Dotcom claims US spied on him through Project Echelon

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In the latest episode of the ongoing saga of accused criminal mastermind Kim Dotcom, the Megaupload founder says he suspects that the illegal intelligence New Zealand authorities collected on him was shared in real-time with American authorities. The US government says Dotcom masterminded a multi-million-dollar copyright infringement conspiracy by running …

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What is wrong with the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Trans Pacific Partnership: corporate escape from accountability Information has been leaked about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which is being negotiated in secret by US Trade Representative Ron Kirk. Six hundred corporate “advisors” are in on the know, but not Congress or the media. Ron Wyden, chairman of the Senate …

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New Technologies Used in NZ Gaming Industry

Not only true fans can see that many things in the gaming industry have changed so quickly. Thus, nowadays clients of gaming portals can enjoy their favorite gambles for free, derive strength and inspiration for a successful bet, or even win real money. Further, a few years ago, there was …

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