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  • Draft memo suggests US spying on five eyes allies

    In its latest revelation garnered from the Edward Snowden leaks, Britain’s <i>Guardian</i> newspaper reports that UK citizens not suspected of any wrong-doing were caught up in a dragnet US mass surveillance program. More importantly for New Zealanders, the story refers to a separate draft memo that proposed US spying on its five eyes allies.

  • European Parliament blocks bank data transfer deal with US

    The European Parliament on Thursday voted to block an agreement reached by the 27 EU national governments and the US last month to allow European citizens' personal financial data to be analysed by American authorities investigating the financing of terrorism.

  • US announces open government initiative

    US government agencies must publish their information online in &quot;open formats&quot; under a new open government plan released by US President Barack Obama's administration.