KiwiNZ:ajobbins:KiwiNZ:The surveillance is also about protecting rights.
As for the Press they are self serving. The current Fourth estate bares no resemblance to that of the early 20th century.
Those seeking the power say it's about protecting the rights. The real world has shown mass spying does little or nothing to protect you from harm.
surely the removal of been able to have a coffee in safety, been able to travel on public transport in relative safety ( Interisland ferries noted as the exception) are all rights that have been taken from us that Government measures are seeking to restore?
I don't think we have ever had the right to do any of that in complete safety, and even with terrorism threat its not significantly increased in danger to continue doing so. If the government gave a toss about our safety, well being and rights, they would look a multitude of other things including current legislation that is broken beyond belief, to much to list here.
Wish they would just sod off and stop being busy bodies and come up with some meaningful changes that will impact my day to day life in a positive way rather than encroach on my rights.