May 282013
 
 May 28, 2013  Non-U.S., Surveillance

David Fisher reports that the NZ government is also having its own problems with lack of transparency over domestic surveillance. More than a decade after it was allegedly deployed, the public is first finding out about ThinThread:

A high-tech United States surveillance tool which sweeps up all communications without a warrant was sent to New Zealand for testing on the public, according to an espionage expert.

The tool was called ThinThread and it worked by automatically intercepting phone, email and internet information.

ThinThread was highly valued by those who created it because it could handle massive amounts of intercepted information.

Read more on New Zealand Herald.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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