Posts by kiwicmc

  • Hard News: 2014: The Meth Election,

    Regarding tapping the cable - the PM says "We can categorically state that there is no such programme operating in New Zealand, and any claims that there is are utterly wrong." - yeah, but there's two ends to a cable eh?

    Sydney, Australia • Since May 2008 • 65 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: 2014: The Meth Election,

    I must admit when I first read that post on /. my first thought was - that's so freaking cool... but I like the GPS integration idea. Already been in place for many years of course with location databases within Telco cell management s/w

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  • Hard News: 2014: The Meth Election,

    "According to top-secret documents from the NSA and the British agency GCHQ, the intelligence agencies are seeking to map the entire Internet
    Furthermore, every single end device that is connected to the Internet somewhere in the world — every smartphone, tablet and computer — is to be made visible. Such a map doesn't just reveal one treasure. There are millions of them. The breathtaking mission is described in a Treasure Map presentation from the documents of the former intelligence service employee Edward Snowden which SPIEGEL has seen. It instructs analysts to "map the entire Internet — Any device, anywhere, all the time." Treasure Map allows for the creation of an "interactive map of the global Internet" in "near real-time," the document notes. Employees of the so-called "FiveEyes" intelligence agencies from Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, which cooperate closely with the American agency NSA, can install and use the program on their own computers. One can imagine it as a kind of Google Earth for global data traffic, a bird's eye view of the planet's digital arteries." - one can only presume they filter out all the minecraft traffic from our house

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  • Hard News: 2014: The Meth Election,

    Just reading the declassified documents from Cabinet - I'm struggling to see how these disprove that Snowden's allegations that mass surveillance of NZ internet communications is happening. Project CORTEX appears to be pretty much how Key dumbs it down by describing it as a "Norton Anti-Virus" for networks attached to the NZ internet. It discusses detection and prevention of malware and cyber attacks. It talks about opt-in from companies and ISPs.

    But this is a completely different beast to that described by Snowden which is mass gathering of metadata from the cable. So why release it unless it's just designed to confuse and obfuscate the discussion? In which case you'd have to think that everything Greenwald has said is mostly true.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The images show screen shots of Slater’s gmail account via a browser so he’s just managed to get the password from somewhere, maybe Cam uses the same one for things on his website… Obviously he hadn’t/hasn’t enabled the gmail two factor authentication which has been around since early 2011.

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  • Hard News: Over the paywall?,

    I'm a print subscriber to the Sydney Morning Herald and get access to the semi-paywalled website as part of that. I usually never bother because even though the SMH is a far superior print newspaper to the NZ Herald, its web site is a hopeless mess compared to the NZ Herald. Which as it turns out, has become my goto web site for breaking news. Strange eh?

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  • Field Theory: It has started,

    Goals in every game and no draws, it's a great comp so far.

    Note that the Socceroos outscored the Wallabies in the first half of their respective matches...

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  • Field Theory: It has started,

    Is Diego Costa the Quade Cooper for this world cup. Country swapping, niggles off the ball, booed by the crowd every time he touches the ball, plays well for his club, but crap for his adopted country?

    It's a perfect match

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Just the Tunes, in reply to Ken Double,

    I like that Wussy... Halloween of Attica! sounds good also. Now listening to the cover of Ceremony on You Tube.

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  • Hard News: Sneaking it out of the shop:…,

    nothing wrong with the goatee, eventually we’ll be back in fashion…

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