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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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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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Greenwald: New Zealand government spies on its citizens

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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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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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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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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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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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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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