Thursday, October 04, 2012

Worse and worse

The Dotcom fiasco just gets worse and worse. As if the GCSB's unlawful spying on a New Zealand resident - and the police's asking them to do it to avoid the legal restrictions on surveillance - wasn't bad enough, now we find out that they've been lying to us about how much spying they actually did:

The full extent of government spying on Kim Dotcom is still unclear - with suggestions he was being snooped on from last November.

An independent lawyer - appointed by the High Court - will assist the High Court in deciding what evidence is to be handed over to Dotcom's legal team.

But it is understood there are questions about how long the surveillance went on for - with indications that internet traffic out of Dotcom's mansion was being monitored from early November.

The Government Communications Security Bureau maintains it was asked by police to find Dotcom's location on December 14 and began surveillance two days later.

So who was doing this spying? And did they have a valid warrant for this interception? If not, it looks like another crime has been committed. And if the police knew about it, but looked the other way, then that is very disturbing indeed.