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Expert says Kiwis under constant surveillance

hank_wolfeMade the main stream… did anyone notice?

An Otago University-based security expert believes Kiwis are under constant surveillance and the Government should own up to its part in the operation.

University of Otago information science Associate Professor Hank Wolfe made the comments today after ex-CIA whistle blower Edward Snowden revealed electronic data was being collected from around the globe by a massive US intelligence monitoring programme called Prism.

“The [National Security Agency] has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything,” Snowden said.

7 comments on “Expert says Kiwis under constant surveillance

  1. Martin Harris says:

    Actually I missed it! But the news is not surprising as it seems to be a big topic at the moment. Think I’ll have to look up “Prism” and see what’s available on the subject….

  2. ewingsc says:

    Why PRISM kills the cloud

    It means, once again, that international business have been subject to routine surveillance of their data with very little oversight.

    Perhaps that’s fine in a perfect world, but in this imperfect world just how long might it be until confidential business secrets are stolen from cloud-based servers in order to be sold to the highest bidder by some rogue security professional? Human nature says this is likely to happen at some point, even if it hasn’t already.

    The result?

    The cloud has been compromised.

    Read the rest here

  3. Martin Harris says:

    I’m sure plenty of business secrets have been sold already Scott. We are just at the tip of the iceberg on this subject I think…..

  4. Martin Harris says:

    …it was only a matter of time wasn’t it? The Evil Darth Cheney puts in an opinion…