Megaupload Working To Recover Thousands Of US Government Documents

When Megaupload fell overnight, one of the biggest complaints was that users were immediately shut out of their document storage. That includes plenty of US Government officials — something Kim Dotcom is helping to rectify.

Torrent Freak reports that Megaupload is trying to work out a deal with the Department of Justice to allow users to download their personal files. Interestingly, of the users, there are a large number of Government officials. Speaking to Torrent Freak, Dotcom said:

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

While it would be easy point at the US Government and scream "HYPOCRITES!", it's worth remembering that Megaupload was used as a file locker by many people, which means that they won't have necessarily done anything illegal. In fact, perhaps more interesting is that at the moment a bunch of US Government officials don't have access to all their files — and it would be nice to fix that. [Torrent Freak]


Comments

    I'm curious whether the government departments had actually allowed them to put the files on the service or whether they had used personal accounts to store the files.

    If they had department approval, there seems like there would be some questions to be asked of those running the departments. If it was individuals doing it without permission, I'd be concerned about my job security.

      Yeah these guys are complete idiots if they were storing government data on a public cloud..

    Nothing specific to this debacle, but when will people remember that PCs were designed to store your recipes in the kitchen.

    CLOUD: Centralised Lock On Users Data

    haha, nice little bit of leverage they just got their hands on...

    do i hear wikiLeaks??

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