On The GCSB, Spying And The Panopticon Effect Or Why Nicky Hager Is Naïve And We Are All In Danger

I have met Nicky Hager and been to lectures and speeches of his. I have corresponded with him via email on various occasions and subjects and I really like his intelligence, his professionalism, integrity and attention to detail.  I also really like him on a personal level and contributed twice to his legal fund. I […]

The Little Numbers In The Bigger Picture Or Why 40-80 On The WatchList Will Affect All Of Us

When John Key told us that 30-40 people where donating to ISIS and 40 more where on the watch list for possible transgressions he introduced what I would like to call the virtual Jeremy Bentham watchtower called the  Pantopticon. According to Wikipedia: The concept of the design is to allow a single watchman to observe […]