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MegaUpload Founder Says Government Staff Among Users

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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  • Pyree
    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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  • leeashton
    lol leak thier files
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  • rantoc
    The cloud at its best, the servers go down and your screwed!
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  • nikorr
    Of course, ...
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  • lamorpa
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    MegaLeak ;)
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