WhaleOil blogger Cameron Slater says police will soon be
obtaining data from Google, Facebook and Twitter as they
investigate his complaint over the hacking of his computer
which yielded the messages Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager
based his book on.
Slater was with Counties Manukau police this afternoon
formally laying a complaint he first lodged by email from
Israel in the days following the book's release.
Back in New Zealand he was today, " just providing all the
details to the constabulary".
"Once they've got a signed signature they can go to Google
and Facebook and Twitter and go and obtain data. I'm
completing the necessary paperwork to allow them to go and do
Slater said he would be telling police he believed internet
mogul Kim Dotcom was involved in the hacking due to "the fact
that we was gloating, the fact that he's made comments prior
to this happening, a whole lot of other stuff".
Slater was today expecting more of his messages to be made
public by the hacker today.
" Last night at that meeting [in Auckland] Hager was talking
about there's more stuff coming out well how does he know?
He's obviously got to be in contact with the hacker."
Dotcom has maintained he had nothing to do with the hacking
of WhaleOil and was not behind an associated Whale Dump
account which has been publically releasing Slater's
- By Adam Bennett of the New Zealand Herald