Kim Dotcom’s lavish lifestyle, which he broadcast to the world over YouTube, might’ve been watched a little closer than even he imagined.The U.S. government acquired five years’ worth of conversations between Kim Dotcom and other Megaupload founders, CNET’s Greg Sandoval and Declan McCullagh report.
Hints of the transcripts were found in the federal filings with a New Zealand court that allowed the arrest of Dotcom and others.
But Skype, on which many of the conversations were conducted, doesn’t maintain records for more than 30 days and was never asked by the government to turn over transcripts, leading to the possibility that the Megaupload people were monitored through government-issued spyware.
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