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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Metiria Turei and state surveillance

John Key

Let them who are without sin cast the first stone….. Over the past month I think we have been shown a great example of why state surveillance is a bad idea. On the 16 of July Metiria Turei revealed she had lied to stop her benefit being cut while raising her daughter. This led to a media …

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A New Zealand Policy Party?

Image provided by Michal Klajban under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

A Problem with Policy I believe there is a flaw in the New Zealand* political system with the slim range of policy that gets enacted. We end up with a dominant party in Parliament due to the major issues of the the electorate at election time and lose the input of the other parties. On …

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