The FBI believed that the Megaupload founder had developed a way to immediately eliminate all evidence of computer-related crimes from his systems with the flick of a switch.
Unfortunately for the FBI — or fortunately, depending on how you look at it — he didn’t. That’s evidenced by the fact that it took the aforementioned elite police around fifteen minutes to find Dotcom in his safe room. If he’d his hands on a doomsday device, he had plenty of time to use it.
He didn’t, so everyone just looks silly.
- Dotcom and the ‘doomsday device’ [NZ Herald]