Below are some of the top tweets about the latest GCSB revelations. They’re a mixture of the insightful, interesting and humourous. [Read more below]
Interesting. Kitteridge report id's 88 poss' cases of unlawful GCSB spying. Insp' Gen' report in Feb' cleared GCSB of wrongdoing in 3 cases
Labour won't support law changes to GCSB Act without intel agencies first being subject to an independent inquiry
The GCSB bill passed unanimously. But only because the Greens forgot to vote against it.
It sounds like Sir Bruce Furguson may be planning a coup after his verbal assassination of Key... somebody better call in the GCSB.
All 4 of us who headed Mana's 2011 list know we've been surveilled by SIS; Govt shld release the 88 names, apologise
I love Keys nonchalance, just shrugging at the obviousness of turning the GCSB on NZers because the SIS & cops dont have their own spy base
"Tell the knuckleheads that of course we believe in the rule of law. We rule and that includes the law."
What's the bet those 55 kiwis spied upon were mostly Nicky Hager? #GCSB
Just rename #GCSB to the STASI at the same time as the NZ Gov't changes the Law to allow them to spy on NZders and be done with it.
Top tip for govt agencies: break laws until you get more powers. #GCSB
Key is about to allow the Eye of Mordor that is the GCSB to legally spy on domestic targets and citizens. We are all @KimDotcom today
So Keys response to illegal spying by GCSB - as it was when cops were caught illegally spying - is to just pass legislation to make it legal
Typical bloody NZ Government. A Gov't agency has been acting illegally for years. No charges laid. Instead change the Law to allow it. #grr
Dear politicians, No law that legalises spying on New Zealanders, doubly so while you can't secure a simple email system. #gcsb
Sir Bruce Ferguson goes from whistleblower to ass-coverer in less than a week (17 min IV) http://www.3news.co.nz/GCSB-laws-need-changing--ex-spy-boss/tabid/370/articleID/293612/Default.aspx … #GCSB @KimDotcom
Given GCSB cant seem to lawfully manage the powers it has now, why is the response to extend them?
If claim is GCSB thought they could use other agencies' surveillance powers, that doesn't match what they told the cops in Dotcom papers.
John Key's media strategy is singlehandedly ensuring that the GCSB problems overshadow his China trade mission.
The GCSB turned down my interview request. Ian Fletcher - The Spy Who Flagged Me.
I'm not convinced we need an agency to electronically snoop on foreigners, disband the GCSB and let the SIS pick up the bits we do need.
The GCSB desperately needs some good PR. May I suggest an open day? Sausage sizzle optional.
So if there were no arrests or prosecutions from GCSB's illegal spying, why were they doing it?
I fear that the GCSB ("Mastery of Cyberspace") are currently running about in panic trying to find IT guy to post report on their "website"
Just read @avancenz story on GCSB. Suspect Bruce Ferguson was smoking dak while his department ran amok.