New Zealand is spying indiscriminately on its allies in the Pacific region and sharing the information with the US and the other “Five Eyes” alliance states, according to documents from the whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The secret papers, published by the New Zealand Herald, show that the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) collects phone calls and internet communications in bulk in the region at its Waihopai Station intercept facility in the South Island.


2 thoughts on “New Zealand spying on Pacific allies for ‘Five Eyes’ and NSA, Snowden files show

  1. All this spying…news were also showing the SA spies and their activities this past week or so. That said, leaking how powerful the government spies are, and how they can monitor everybody at will probably helps subdue the public. I remember Foucault’s prison experiment. When prisoners behaved better, they were less likely to do anything perceived to be wrong. Just the threat of media monitoring seems powerful.


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