New Zealand PM Launches Investigation into Illegal Surveillance of Megaupload Founder

September 24, 2012 -

On Monday New Zealand prime minister John Key revealed that he has ordered an investigation into what he calls "unlawful interception of certain individuals by the Government Communications Security Bureau" related to illegal bugging of Kim Dotcom. Some of that surveillance led to Kim Dotcom’s arrest in January. The investigation throws another monkey wrench in the U.S. government's attempt to extradite the Megaupload file-sharing site to face various charges.

Kim Dotcom took to Twitter to offer his support to the PM:

"I welcome the inquiry by @johnkeypm into unlawful acts by the GCSB," said Dotcom. "Please extend the inquiry to cover the entire Crown Law Mega case."

In June, a New Zealand judge ruled that the warrants used in Dotcom’s arrest were invalid due to some clerical errors, and that the FBI should not have cloned hard drives that had been seized because they had no authority to do so.

Kim Dotcom took to Twitter again to promise a reborn Megaupload site, which he continues to say is under development: is under development…

"Quick update on the new Mega: Code 90% done. Servers on the way. Lawyers, Partners & Investors ready. Be patient. It's coming."

We will continue to follow this story as it develops.

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