December 15, 2011

Update on Climategate 2

One of the key people who initially posted about the 5,000 emails leaked last month just had a visit. From the Police. With a search warrent. They took some of his computers.

From his website: Tallbloke's Talkshop:

Tallbloke towers raided: many computers taken
An Englishman’s home is his castle they say. Not when six detectives from the Metropolitan Police, the Norfolk Constabulary and the Computer Crime division arrive on your doorstep with a warrant to search it though.

I waved the first three in and bid them head through to the sitting room, where there was less of an chill near the woodburner. Then they kept coming, being introduced by the lead detective from Norfolk as they trooped in. I thought I’d been chosen to host the secret policemen’s ball or something.

I managed to log out of my email on the big lappy as they sat down, to the annoyance of the Computer expert. he soon regained his composure though and asked his first question.
How many computers do you have in the house?

Oh, I’m not sure… around twenty.
I breezily replied.

Some glances were exchanged.

“So where are they” he asked.

“Most of them are up in the attic bedroom. We’re in the middle of decorating it. You’ll have to mind the wet paint…”

After surveying my ancient stack of Sun Sparcstations and PII 400 pc’s, they ended up settling for two laptops and an adsl broadband router. I’m blogging this post via my mobile.

I got the feeling something was on the go last night when WordPress forwarded a notice from the U.S. Department of Justice. I’ll post it tomorrow once I get access to the net from a bigger keyboard sorted out.

More at the website. Anthony also blogged about it and the comments on both sites make for some interesting reading…

Posted by DaveH at December 15, 2011 02:27 PM
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