Feeds

Court ruling means Kim Dotcom can sue NZ spooks

Illegal surveillance on trial

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Kim Dotcom has successfully applied to join New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau as a defendant in his litigation over illegal surveillance of his activities.

Reg readers may recall that the Bureau tapped Dotcom's phones using powers that allow it to spy on foreigners. Dotcom, however, was a permanent resident when the Bureau turned its attentions in his direction, making the surveillance illegal.

The reason for the illegal surveillance was incompetence: the Bureau didn't check on Dotcom's immigration status. That revelation sparked a Prime Ministerial apology and further legal action that yesterday saw Chief High Court Judge Helen Winkelmann decide (PDF) that the plaintiffs, namely Dotcom and his associates, may “... amend their claim, in accordance with the draft pleading filed, to seek declarations about the legality of the GCSB’s actions and to seek damages against the Police and the GCSB.”

Three officers will also be compelled to file affidavits detailing the surveillance conducted on Dotcom.

Dotcom of course took to Twitter to discuss the judgement, issuing the following message:

Not long afterwards he threw the switch to weird conspiracy with the following tweet:

The case heads back to court in the second week of December “to resolve any outstanding matters in terms of the judgment, and to address any necessary timetabling in connection with the judgment.” ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management
How using vulnerability assessments to identify exploitable weaknesses and take corrective action can reduce the risk of hackers finding your site and attacking it.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.