Kim Dotcom promises to 'abolish mass surveillance' with his NZ political party

Kim Dotcom (Reuters)

Kim Dotcom (Reuters)

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom tells the Guardian "governments want to engage in mass surveillance and have total citizen control." The political party he founded to contest New Zealand's September 20 elections, the Mana Internet party, promises to "abolish mass surveillance."

Dotcom also reiterated his promise that five days before the election, the world will "witness a moment of truth" at an event alongside Glenn Greenwald, the former Guardian journalist who broke the NSA revelations with Edward Snowden. "We're about to make history", he said. The eccentric entrepeuner behind file-hosting site Megaupload established the Internet party in March 2014, which has merged with the Mana Party during the election campaign, led by Laila Harré.

More in the Guardian interview here.