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Snowden revelations: Nicky Hager and Ryan Gallagher: New Zealand’s spy reach stretches across globe

NZ Herald
11 March 2015

Documents expose discrepancies between country’s secret agenda and official foreign policy.

China is one of the countries targeted for GCSB spying.

New Zealand spies on Vietnam, China, India, Pakistan, South American nations and a range of other countries to help fill gaps in worldwide surveillance operations by the United States National Security Agency (NSA), documents show.

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The documents, obtained by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and shared with the Herald, highlight discrepancies between secret and official foreign policy adopted by New Zealand. They expose the extent of Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) contributions to the Five Eyes, a surveillance alliance New Zealand is part of alongside the US, Britain, Canada, and Australia. Continue reading Snowden revelations: Nicky Hager and Ryan Gallagher: New Zealand’s spy reach stretches across globe

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