Of watermelons and chinese gooseberries.
Green MP Gareth Hughes said Parliament’s security and intelligence committee should investigate.
“If there are these security concerns, that’s the appropriate forum to look into it.”
The state was handing over a significant amount of money in broadband contracts – $1 billion in total – and should satisfy itself that “we are not being snooped on by the Chinese Government”, he said.
Greens seem to have a bit of a “pick on the Chinese” obsession. That’s curious as both have some communist roots.
If we are worried about being snooped on by technology providers shouldn’t we be suspicious of all provider countries?
What if a country like the US ended up with too much business influence on dramatic selective arrests and shutting down of competitive companies?
A lot of our international communications come and go via Australia. Perhaps they attach sublimal messages like:
“Move to Australia. Move to Australia.”
“Don’t catch up with our wages.”
“Use the Auckland wharfies as a test for how to deal to ours”.
And Finland, well, who knows what all those little Nokias tell them?