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]