Spotted this on the net – just nailed my doors shut…
Posted: December 14, 2011 by tallbloke
An Englishmanâ€™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 Iâ€™d been chosen to host the secret policemenâ€™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, Iâ€™m not sureâ€¦ around twenty.
I breezily replied.
Some glances were exchanged.
â€œSo where are theyâ€ he asked.
â€œMost of them are up in the attic bedroom. Weâ€™re in the middle of decorating it. Youâ€™ll have to mind the wet paintâ€¦â€
After surveying my ancient stack of Sun Sparcstations and PII 400 pcâ€™s, they ended up settling for two laptops and an adsl broadband router. Iâ€™m blogging this post via my mobile.
I go the feeling something was on the go last night when WordPress forwarded a notice from the U.S. Department of Justice. Iâ€™ll post it tomorrow once I get access to the net from a bigger keyboard sorted out.
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The first blogger to break the Climategate2 story has had a visit from the police and has had his computers seized. Tallblokeâ€™s Talkshop first reported on CG2 due to the timing of the release being overnight in the USA. Today he was raided by six UK police (Norfolk Constabulary and Metropolitan police) and several of his computers were seized as evidence.
UPDATE: Iâ€™ve been in contact with Roger (Tallbloke) and he tells me that he is not a suspect, and that theyâ€™ll clone his hard drives and return the computers to him. â€“ Anthony