I took a photo of the building when it was being built. A security man came out of a portacabin and approached me…
Man: You can’t take a photo of this building.
DavidP: You’re wrong. I’ve just taken one.
Man: It’s illegal.
DavidP: No it isn’t. I’m standing on a public street.
Man: Well we’d prefer that you didn’t.
DavidP: In which case you should have built it somewhere a bit more private. You can’t get architects to design a funky building, locate it on a central Wellington street, and expect to keep it secret.
It was a strange moment and I wonder if they still employ people to harass passing photographers, or anyone else showing signs of having noticed a honking great building.
Would just love it if soemone could get a list of the people who work for the spooks agencies their job descriptions and what they are paid.
Come on someone in KB land must know someone who can get this.
Whats a spook paid these days. And does a sub to Penthouse come with the job.
Then the GSCB should get on to Google Maps, because Street View shows the interior of the building as it was being built. Funny note, if you go down Pipitea Street a little bit on Street View, you can see one of the builders giving the Google van the finger.
Noel and Andrew identified a gap in the security market, one that Complete Security and Installation has filled.
Priceless! What’s the bet the reader who mailed the photo in is an employee of Complete Security and Installation Ltd, or their advertising agency, looking for some free publicity so deliberately parked the van there and took the photo him/herself?
Spooking the Spooks.
Kim Dotcom’s internet connection was being diverted inside New Zealand weeks before the Government Communications Security Bureau says it started spying on him.
The focus of the early investigation is the dedicated internet connection from Mr Dotcom’s mansion in Coatesville to the Sky Tower in Auckland. It was intended to give him the fastest possible internet connection – a factor which would have been critical in his quest to be the best in the online Modern Warfare 3 game.
Mr Dotcom became the “number one” ranked player of the game before his arrest.
During the record-setting effort, Gen-I staff began an investigation into the amount of time it took for an internet signal from Mr Dotcom’s home to reach an offshore Xbox computer server.
Gen-I studied data showing the amount of time it took information on the internet connection to reach the Xbox server. It went from 30 milliseconds to 180 milliseconds – a huge increase for online gamers.
The reason for the extra time emerged in a deeper inquiry, which saw a “Trace Route” search which tracks internet signals from their origin to their destinations. When the results were compared it showed the internet signal was being diverted inside New Zealand.
The data showed the internet signal had previously taken two steps before going offshore – but was now taking five.
Kino, well spotted, he seems pissed-looks like a spook was embedded into the build team.
Viking 2 if that is wireless intercept to the skytower comms room they intercepted i guess they could get away with it without getting seen breaking in anywhere in Skycity