Oct 062012
 
 October 6, 2012  Non-U.S., Surveillance, U.S.

David Fisher reports:

Kim Dotcom’s internet connection was being diverted inside New Zealand weeks before the Government Communications Security Bureau says it started spying on him.

The Herald has obtained details showing Telecom engineers and staff at its technology services company Gen-I were investigating irregularities with his internet connection in November.

The revelation has raised suspicion that Mr Dotcom was victim to earlier spying than the GCSB has admitted. It has brought fresh calls for an inquiry amid claims of the spy agency’s role in the international “Five Eyes” Echelon Network.

Read more on New Zealand Herald.

In related news, EFF contrasts how New Zealand has responded to claims of domestic surveillance to the U.S.’s denial and lack of transparency.

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