Most people don’t care if the GCSB spies on foreigners. That’s just par for the cause, everybody is doing it and if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.
But ask them (that is if they are even remotely like the Americans) if they would mind if say John Key could see pictures they send to partners, girl/boyfriends and others who might be interested of their private parts (called Junk by Edward Snowden), the opinion would change dramatically if they are even remotely similar to the Americans who were asked that question in the latest John Oliver show!
John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden about collecting Junk!
With the admission, by John Key, that the GCSB (=NSA) spies on countries in and around the Pacific and that all (Meta) data is being stored on great big servers, the realisation came that most Kiwi’s trust their government when it said that they don’t spy on New Zealanders.
The problem of course is that the GCSB does.
They spy on everybody including us and here is how that goes. If you send and email from say Taranaki to a mate in Kaikoura via G-mail or Hotmail you are leaving New Zealand with that data at which moment that data will be recorded somewhere.
If you take a picture of your Junk and send it to a girlfriend in another town in NZ that picture is recorded somewhere. In fact here is a quote from a Huffington Post about the information gathering habits of the five eye countries and yes, they collect your sex photos and gather information on whether you go to porn sites too, Especially if you are politically active! And if you believe they only collect data about sexual habits from Muslims I’ve got a bridge to nowhere to sell you!
WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and evidence of visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm the reputations of those whom the agency believes are radicalizing others through incendiary speeches, according to a top-secret NSA document. The document, provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, identifies six targets, all Muslims, as “exemplars” of how “personal vulnerabilities” can be learned through electronic surveillance, and then exploited to undermine a target’s credibility, reputation and authority.
The NSA document, dated Oct. 3, 2012, repeatedly refers to the power of charges of hypocrisy to undermine such a messenger. “A previous SIGINT” — or signals intelligence, the interception of communications — “assessment report on radicalization indicated that radicalizers appear to be particularly vulnerable in the area of authority when their private and public behaviors are not consistent,” the document argues.
Among the vulnerabilities listed by the NSA that can be effectively exploited are “viewing sexually explicit material online” and “using sexually explicit persuasive language when communicating with inexperienced young girls.”