Government Communications Security Bureau

Type: Organization
Name: Government Communications Security Bureau
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

New Zealand Raises Terror Alert Level; Kiwis Warned of Risk of Returning ISIS Fighters

(IBTimes) -- 10/14/2014 --New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has raised the national terror alert from "very low" to "low" which means a terrorist attack is possible but not expected. The government has approved a review of its foreign fighter laws amid ... [Published Industrial Info Financials - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

New unit needed for cybersecurity

Inside the United States' National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Centre.A "computer security incident response team" is needed to combat cyber threats, Internet New Zealand says.Chief executive Jordan Carter said the new organisation's ... [Published stuff.co.nz - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

NZ embassies used by spies: docs

New documents from intelligence whistlelower Edward Snowden suggest the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) is using New Zealand embassies to snoop on foreign powers.Classification codes from US spy agency the National Security Agency (NSA) ... [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 12 2014 - Updated Oct 12 2014 - 1 reports

Reasons to doubt Key's spy overhaul

HAGEN HOPKINS/TRICKY GROUND: On high-profile intelligence matters, John Key has so far been slippery.OPINION: Welcome to the politics of fear. Chiming in with other Western governments, Prime Minister John Key has signalled he will once again overhaul ... [Published Dominion Post - Oct 12 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Police raid Hager's home

Tuesday 7th October 2014Author Nicky Hager has confirmed the police raided his home last week in a bid to uncover the identity of the person who provided information used in his book  Dirty Politics .A Wellington police spokesperson said the raid last ... [Published The Wireless - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

NZ First slams Govt GCSB roles

John Key’s handing over of serious Prime Ministerial responsibilities to the Attorney-General is a serious break with the Prime Minister’s role and traditional oversight of critical intelligence and security issues.That’s the view of New Zealand First ... [Published Computerworld New Zealand - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

PM criticised over spy agency changes

Prime Minister John Key has been criticised for handing over responsibility for New Zealand spy agencies the SIS and the Government Communications Security Bureau to Attorney-General Chris Finlayson.Mr Key yesterday announced the his new Cabinet line-up, ... [Published Radio New Zealand - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 7 reports

Key plans major speech on terror threat

The number of New Zealanders planning to serve as foreign fighters in countries like Syria is "far more" than one or two, Prime Minister John Key says.He has signalled a shake-up of Security Intelligence Service laws after announcing a big break with ... [Published stuff.co.nz - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 2 reports

NZ Prime Minister shakes up security agency governance

John Key breaks with a long-standing tradition that the Prime Minister is directly in charge of the Security Intelligence Service and Government Communications Security Bureau. ... [Published ZDNet Security - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 17 reports

Greenwald All-stars Try to Sway Election

Famous for releasing the Snowden trove and uncovering NSA spying, Glenn Greenwald’s latest revelation has him aligned with an Internet mogul to play spoiler in New Zealand elections.The American journalist-lawyer is famous as the conduit for Edward Snowden’s ... [Published Daily Beast - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 54 reports

Snowden: Even New Zealand Is Spying on its Citizens

SYDNEY — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has claimed for the first time that even the New Zealand government is spying on its citizens. In an article published on The Intercept Monday , Snowden claimed the country's ... [Published Mashable! - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 9 reports

No mass surveillance - Key

Photo / ThinkstockOpposition leaders have said they would not necessarily pull New Zealand from the 'Five Eyes' arrangement were they to form a government, despite journalist Glenn Greenwald saying New Zealand has been spying on other democracies for ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Sep 14 2014]

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Chief executive Jordan Carter said the new organisation's role should include dealing with malware attacks and staying "one step ahead of those who would use internet technology to do harm"
The documents detail a code which "restricts access to information about personnel involved in covert collection, processing and report of SIGINT [signals intelligence] from diplomatic missions abroad."
...Headquarters (GCHQ), the ASD, Canada's Communications Security Establishment, and New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau – "all operate PAWLEYS programs and that NSA collaborates with each on targets of mutual interest" . . The newly published documents show intimate collaboration between the NSA and its five-eyes partners, including the ASD, on cyber-espionage, and a...
"Objective analysis indicates this kind of movement of responsibility is not unheard of, and it is a good thing to separate out the overall policy from the day-to-day responsibility for the departments."

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New Zealand Raises Terror Alert Level; Kiwis Wa... [Published Industrial Info Financials - Oct 14 2014]
New unit needed for cybersecurity [Published stuff.co.nz - Oct 14 2014]
NZ embassies used by spies: docs [Published Manawatu Standard - Oct 13 2014]
American website Intercept reveals secret activ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Oct 12 2014]
Reasons to doubt Key's spy overhaul [Published Dominion Post - Oct 12 2014]
Minister in charge of keeping secrets [Published New Zealand Herald - Oct 10 2014]
John Armstrong: Key hits ground running as Labo... [Published New Zealand Herald - Oct 10 2014]
Police raid Hager's home [Published The Wireless - Oct 08 2014]
Fran O'Sullivan: Key has picked team for business [Published New Zealand Herald - Oct 07 2014]
NZ First slams Govt GCSB roles [Published Computerworld New Zealand - Oct 07 2014]
Willie Jackson: The Price is not right for Cunl... [Published RadioLIVE - Oct 07 2014]
Key's Cabinet gets a revamp [Published Otago Daily Times - Oct 06 2014]
PM criticised over spy agency changes [Published Radio New Zealand - Oct 06 2014]
Key plans major speech on terror threat [Published stuff.co.nz - Oct 06 2014]
New Zealand PM breaks with tradition in announc... [Published ABC Radio Australia - Oct 06 2014]
Xinhua Asia-Pacific News Summary at 0600 GMT, O... [Published China.org.cn - Oct 06 2014]
New Zealand PM announces new cabinet [Published ProKerala.com - Oct 06 2014]
XINHUA - New Zealand PM rearranges Cabinet to f... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Oct 06 2014]
XINHUA - New Zealand extends ministerial oversi... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Oct 06 2014]
New Zealand extends ministerial oversight of sp... [Published Individual.com - Oct 06 2014]
New Zealand PM rearranges Cabinet to focus on h... [Published Individual.com - Oct 06 2014]
Cabinet spy surprise [Published Southland Times - Oct 05 2014]
NZ Prime Minister shakes up security agency gov... [Published ZDNet Security - Oct 05 2014]
NZ Prime Minister shakes up security agency gov... [Published ZDNet - Oct 05 2014]
Wife 'tweeting' may cost Cunliffe [Published Waatea News.com - Oct 03 2014]
New Zealand PM Responds to Snowden Surveillance... [Published HS Today - Oct 01 2014]
Snowden Claims New Zealand Government is Involv... [Published Tech Beat - Sep 19 2014]
Feature: Election tests New Zealand's Teflon pr... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Sep 19 2014]
GCSB clarifies 'Project Speargun' [Published stuff.co.nz - Sep 19 2014]
GCSB clarifies 'Project Speargun' [Published The Press NZ - Sep 19 2014]
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GCSB's 'Cortex' sought tie-up with ISP [Published Scoop NZ - Business - Sep 17 2014]
Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The Government Communications Security Bureau may expand its 'Project Cortex' to sharing malware-disrupting technology with local internet service providers, according to Cabinet papers declassified by Prime Minister John .. ...
Snowden: Even New Zealand Is Spying on its Citi... [Published Mashable! - Sep 16 2014]
SYDNEY — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has claimed for the first time that even the New Zealand government is spying on its citizens. In an article published on The Intercept Monday , Snowden claimed the country's ...
New Zealand Prime Minister Under Scrutiny For K... [Published Firedoglake - Sep 15 2014]
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has been having a rough past couple of days. Key is now entangled in two separate but related scandals involving collaboration with the US government and business interests to violate the rights of Kim Dotcom and ...
Snowden: NSA Collected Data on New Zealand Citi... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Sep 15 2014]
Documents released by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden purport to show U.S. and New Zealand officials have collected Internet data via underwater cables that connect New Zealand, Australia and North America. The documents, ...
Snowden: NSA Collected Data on New Zealand Citi... [Published The China Blog - Sep 15 2014]
Documents released by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden purport to show U.S. and New Zealand officials have collected Internet data via underwater cables that connect New Zealand, Australia and North America. The documents, ...
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