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MegaUpload Founder Says Government Staff Among Users

By - Source: TorrentFreak | B 22 comments

Kim Dotcom says many U.S. government employees are affected by the shut down.

One of the big issues since MegaUpload was shut down has been the fact that users who paid to store legitimate personal files on MegaUpload's servers have not been able to access their documents. MegaUpload has been working with the Department of Justice to grant users access to their files, but the process has been a slow one. We first heard that MegaUpload was working to give users access to their data at the end of January. However, according to MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom, it's not just ordinary Joes and Janes that have been denied access to their personal files.

TorrentFreak cites Kim Dotcom as saying that while investigating a way to provide users will access to their files, they discovered that there is many high-ranking US Government officials with MegaUpload accounts.

"Guess what – we found a large number of Mega accounts from US Government officials including the Department of Justice and the US Senate," Dotcom said. "I hope we will soon have permission to give them and the rest of our users access to their files."

According to TorrentFreak, additional information on an "eventual resurrection" of MegaUpload is expected this week, so people that are currently without access to backed up files, photos, and other documents should be a little clearer on where they stand once that comes to pass. 

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    rantoc , March 14, 2012 10:26 AM
    The cloud at its best, the servers go down and your screwed!
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    leeashton , March 14, 2012 10:05 AM
    lol leak thier files
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    Pyree , March 14, 2012 9:46 AM
    Quote:
    we found a large number of Mega accounts from US Government officials including the Department of Justice and the US Senate


    Haha! We know many governments are criminal, but this obvious in participating "criminal activity"?
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    Pyree , March 14, 2012 9:46 AM
    Quote:
    we found a large number of Mega accounts from US Government officials including the Department of Justice and the US Senate


    Haha! We know many governments are criminal, but this obvious in participating "criminal activity"?
  • 13 Hide
    leeashton , March 14, 2012 10:05 AM
    lol leak thier files
  • 15 Hide
    rantoc , March 14, 2012 10:26 AM
    The cloud at its best, the servers go down and your screwed!
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    nikorr , March 14, 2012 11:55 AM
    Of course, ...
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    lamorpa , March 14, 2012 12:24 PM
    rantocThe cloud at its best, the servers go down and your screwed!

    Ok, so the servers go down. What about our 'screwed' What's a 'screwed'? I would think that after the servers go down, you're (you are) screwed.
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    john_e , March 14, 2012 12:26 PM
    leeashtonlol leak thier files


    As LeeAshton said leak their files!!!!!! No matter how sensitive those files may be to show America and the world how those Government officials are liars, corrupt and hypocrites they say one thing and pass laws and they do just the opposite. We the people who vote these pompous fat lards should impeach them without mercy, make an example out of them as they tend to do with their made up laws.

    I am curious if these so called companies like Sony and Al and even the RIAA have their own employees or execs have mega accounts? Now wouldn't that be a nice slap in the face for these companies.
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    lamorpa , March 14, 2012 12:27 PM
    And his point is what? It's not as though being a user of a service for which the officers of the company are caught committing criminal acts is a crime. You're a user, not the criminal (unless you are committing criminal activity yourself).
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    lamorpa , March 14, 2012 12:35 PM
    john_eWe the people who vote these pompous fat lards should impeach them without mercy, make an example out of them as they tend to do with their made up laws.

    Well at least you're not pompous yourself or anything...
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    gilbertfh , March 14, 2012 1:17 PM
    How much do you want to bet even if he doesn't release the names/ID's somebody else is already working on hacking in to get them. He is like a prostitute with a client list albiet a big damn ugly prostitute.
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    sonofliberty08 , March 14, 2012 1:45 PM
    MegaLeak ;) 
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    kilo_17 , March 14, 2012 1:59 PM
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    but the process has been a slow one.

    Just like everything else that has to go through the government, lol.
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    freggo , March 14, 2012 2:22 PM
    PyreeHaha! We know many governments are criminal, but this obvious in participating "criminal activity"?


    Not that I am pro politician by any means... but shouldn't we/somebody first examine the files stored? If they used the account for legitimate purposes there is nothing wrong here.

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    mrmaia , March 14, 2012 2:35 PM
    So what? Will those officials be arrested and their goods confiscated? Will the FBI hunt them down to New Zealand?

    Hypocrisy at its best.
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    COLGeek , March 14, 2012 3:24 PM
    How is this surprising by any measure? Government employees are no better, nor worse, than the general public, from which they come. These same folks use ALL of the internet just like the REST of the world.

    Next.....
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    lp231 , March 14, 2012 3:37 PM
    And the winner in the Olympics for hypocrisy goes to the US gov't!
    They're so good, they won all 3 medals in gold, silver, and bronze!
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    jl0329 , March 14, 2012 4:12 PM
    Somebody should just shoot this guy in the head.
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    goodsyntax , March 14, 2012 4:26 PM
    lamorpaOk, so the servers go down. What about our 'screwed' What's a 'screwed'? I would think that after the servers go down, you're (you are) screwed.


    Thanks for being a trolling A-Hole. Of course no one here would have understood what rantoc meant without your wonderful clarification of the difference between your and you're.

    And watch your punctuation the next time you go about flaming for spelling and grammar mistakes. Geez!
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    captaincharisma , March 14, 2012 5:31 PM
    and i bet these guys were downloading torrents and mp3 too
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    hoof_hearted , March 14, 2012 6:25 PM
    Wonder if any of them have weird pron in their accounts.
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    chumly , March 14, 2012 9:41 PM
    Puffy cheeks, Puffy cheeks
    baker's man
    Puffy cheeks, Puffy cheeks
    fast as you can
    Puffy cheeks, Puffy cheeks
    caught by the Man
    Puffy cheeks, Puffy cheeks
    thrown in the Can.
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