Three tools have been trialled or used by Police to search publicly available information during investigations, but they will not reveal which ones.
Some of these have sparked controversy overseas, including one tool that was used to track Black Lives Matter protesters or monitor electronic chatter.
Police Commissioner Andrew Coster has defended using these digital tools, and faced criticism for it, with digital rights groups worried online surveillance is escalating.
Auckland technologist Andrew Chen has argued police need to more transparent when deploying a tool and its justification.
Police said the 2020 stocktake was a "snapshot" only and was only revealing what it could to build public confidence.
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The Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club are running their usual playhouse raffle with proceeds going to the Life Flight Trust and local charities. First prize is the playhouse, second prize a 30 minute scenic flight and third prize is a Kitchen Wiz.
Go to kapitipakekelions.org.nz... to purchase your tickets online. Closing date is 12 February 2022.
All proceeds go to the Life Flight Trust and local charities
I was surprised to be asked for my vaccine pass at the local library this weekend. I would have thought public libraries were exempt, along with supermarkets pharmacies etc. They are public spaces afterall, which ratepayers, vaccinated or not, contribute to.
While I appreciate the wishes of Council to keep staff safe, in reality the risk posed by a library visit is low. With over 92% vaccinated in the region, measures such as a limit on numbers, masks, screens and distancing will serve to reduce risk. Im curious what the rationale was for this decision. (Though no doubt if I ask, it will be treated as an OIR request and I'll have to wait until next year for a response). It seems like a step too far to me. What do others think?
This should not be too hard! Who is this?