Labour and National jump off the deep end

It has been reported today by RNZ that National and Labour are looking at teaming up to charge people for being forced into quarantine upon returning to New Zealand. Or, to pass a law to economically stripping people of their most basic right to be a New Zealander. Stopping New Zealanders entering their country of …

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To big to bailout. A new way is needed.

At the time of writing this there are record bailouts happening all over the world in support of business. In some ways this is a very strange thing, many business profits have skyrocketed since the 2008 financial crisis. According to Goldman Sachs business has had the best decade in 140 years and yet within a …

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Who tracks me – A two year review.

In response to a toot from Privacy International on Mastodon I thought it would be a good idea to review the sites I looked at in “Who Tracks Me part 1” and see if any improvement had been made. In 2018, I wrote the original Who Tracks Me piece as part of The Privacy Shop …

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Open letter to the Secretary of Internet Party NZ and Executive

So, here we are in the middle of a pandemic with the Internet Party essentially shut down, the website redirecting to a cached page at archive.org, no mail-outs to the members, some posts on Loomio but nothing really of substance and the Party name so worthless that even the Party President (Suzie Dawson) has removed …

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NZ Election 2020 – Tracking

Synopsis A brief look at the current New Zealand political parties views on tracking and internet privacy through looking at whether they track their website users. Out of the 11 websites tested all of them had some sort of third party service that the Electronic Frontier Foundation considers a potential tracker. The least went to …

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