There's an old saying about throw stones from a glass house, which we imagine is just one of the many dangers of living in an ill-conceived all-glass abode. Hail, birds, robbers, and all kinds of dangers abound, but we digress. The reason we're bringing this up is because MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom claims that a bunch of high-ranking U.S. government officials are also members of the website that got him in hot water.
Surprise, surprise, right? U.S. authorities are in the process of trying to extradite Dotcom after shutting down his site and seeing him arrested in New Zealand for a number of no-nos, including money laundering. Since his site was seized, he and his legal team have been negotiating with the U.S. Department of Justice ways for MegaUpload users to retrieve their data. In sifting through the site's records, Dotcom claims many U.S. officials are on the list.
"Guess what -- we found a large number of Mega accounts from U.S. government officials including the Department of Justice and the U.S. Senate," Dotcom told Torrentfreak . "I hope we will soon have permission to give them and the rest of our users access to their files."
This could be a potentially embarrassing situation for government officials if the case ever goes to court, though our guess is that most will say they were working undercover.