Government Spies Illegally Bugged Kim Dotcom, Prime Minister Admits (TorrentFreak)
Monday September 24th, 2012
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced today that he has ordered an inquiry by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security into the conduct of government spies leading up to the arrests of Kim Dotcom and his co-defendants. The GCSB is the Kiwi equivalent of the CIA and is forbidden by law to conduct surveillance on New Zealand citizens or permanent residents in the country. Nevertheless, the bureau helped the U.S. by spying on Kim Dotcom, Bram van der Kolk, and their families.