Talk and we jail you

So the CEO of Yahoo has come out and said the NSA informed them that is they spoke publically of what the NSA requested of them, they would go straight to jail. In her words, “If you talk, it is treason”. So, that begs the question, with the GCSB with its new found powers, and the TACS bill around the corner, can the New Zealand public expect the same treatment? This is of huge concern to me, because the surveillance community will be able to act with almost impunity, not really subject to any external controls, and able to muzzle anyone that questions their actions. In simple terms, who watches the watchers?


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