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MegaUpload is back, with MegaUpload 2 and Bitcache

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Kim Dotcom has launched the pitch for his new file locker, MegaUpload 2.0 and Bitcoin micro-transaction system, Bitcache. Teaming up with BnkTotheFuture, investors and fans can now contribute Bitcoin towards the ventures, with the original MegaUpload and Mega founder looking for just shy of £4 million to proceed with their …

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Chinese investors gain control of MEGA file locker

Following a new round of funding which saw the MEGA encrypted file locker service raise a further $7.5 million to aid continued operations, two Chinese investors have become the company’s largest share holders, with only the original lead programmer retaining even a modest share of the company. The news prompted …

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Internet MANA party leader admits “mistake” over Dotcom

It’s been a couple of days now since the Internet MANA party failed to gain a single seat in the New Zealand elections and party funder/founder Kim Dotcom claimed responsibility for it, apologising to supporters after the results came in. Now party leader Laila Harré has echoed this sentiment, suggesting …

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Dotcom’s Internet MANA alliance fails to win seat

Over the weekend votes were cast and counted in New Zealand’s latest general election, following weeks and months of campaigning by all parties. Most notably in the tech press, Megaupload and Mega founder Kim Dotcom has appeared, alongside his Internet MANA party creation, with hopes to win one of its …

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Internet MANA in big final push before NZ election

With the New Zealand national elections set to take place tomorrow, Kim Dotcom and Laila Harré’s Internet MANA party has been firing off its last salvos to try and get people out to vote, including encouraging people to vote for someone other than the Internet MANA party if it means …

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Dotcom’s Internet Party closes on MANA deal, PM embarassed

As internet entrepeneur Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party closes in on a deal with the local MANA party, headed by ex-Maori party leader, Hone Harawira, news has emerged that the Prime Minister John Key, who denies any involvement with his government’s GCSB intelligence agency illegally spying on Kim Dotcom, actually had …

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Dotcom: you can’t fix piracy with a slegehammer

Kim Dotcom made headlines again last week with the news that Popcorn Time, the real end game for online movie piracy, was taken down from his Mega file locker service. According to his own statements, he had no idea about it until after the fact and we still don’t know …

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New Zealand MP resigns over anonymous Dotcom donation

Kim Dotcom is a wrecking ball to the New Zealand political system’s house of cards. He’s not only exposed illegal practices by the county’s top spy agency, the GCSB, but has embarrassed top politicians for their complicity with US PRISM programs and selective law making and has now caused a …

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NSA’s PRISM surveillance may extend to New Zealand too

While companies like Lavabit have fearless leaders that are willing to shutdown their long term businesses to protect their customers, governments seem less and less willing to do the right thing for their people. According to a few New Zealand journalists, the Dotcom spying case involved not only the country’s …

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Kim Dotcom set to launch NZ political party

Megaupload and MEGA founder, Kim Dotcom, has announced his intention to launch a new political party that will contest elections next year in New Zealand, with plans to improve the country’s IT infrastructure, internet access and download allowances. The party is set to begin operation on the 20th January, 2014, …

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Dotcom’s Mega launches mobile app for Android

PRISM, Tempora and other government spying schemes might be scaring the pants off of a lot of average citizens, but not Kim Dotcom. He’s enjoying increased revenue from his encrypted data backup service, MEGA, which has now announced the release of a mobile app, letting you backup on the go. …

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Kim Dotcom releases new video of police raid

Kim Dotcom has released a new video of the raid on his home from early last year, made up of footage from police cameras and CCTV on his property, showing much more detailed imagery of heavily armed officers with dog teams and assault rifles The video begins with a breakdown …

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Kim Dotcom’s Mega hit by DDOS attack

Kim Dotcom’s file locker website, Mega.co.nz, was hit earlier this morning by a denial of service (DoS) attack and no one has yet to claim responsibility. Perhaps more surprisingly though, internet mogul Kim Dotcom, has yet to point the finger or even mention the attack on his oft-used Twitter account …

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Mega launches event notifications and zipped downloads

Kim Dotcom’s cloud based file locker, Mega, has launched a new feature called Event Notifications, which informs you of all “relevant activities” of your cloud partners, meaning you can keep an eye on what everyone’s doing when they access your files and folders. On top of that, you can also …

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Authorities don’t owe Dotcom anything, claims crown layers

Federal lawyers have defended the police’s and GCSB’s illegal raid on Dotcom’s home, suggesting that despite the fact that warrants were invalid, Dotcom is owed nothing by the police and that unauthorised copies of Dotcom’s electronics were covered under the Search and Surveillance Act. Off the bat this is obviously erroneous, …

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US authorities win appeal in Dotcom extradition case

Throughout the extradition war between Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and the US authorities attempting to send him to their homeland for a full criminal trial, one of the battlegrounds has been whether Dotcom’s legal team should be given access to all the evidence against their client, or simply be given …

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Dotcom muses of Megaupload class action lawsuit

Kim Dotcom has been hitting Twitter again over the past 24 hours, though not to discuss the rampant success or security concerns over the recently launched file locker successor, Mega, but the potential for a class action lawsuit from himself, his staff and Megaupload users against the US government. Back …

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US refutes Dotcom entrapment claims

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Kim Dotcom has been very vocal about his opinions of the US government and the way it treated him during his investigation, arrest and the shuttering of his file locker website, Megaupload – often suggesting that he was used to entrap himself through cooperation. US authorities are of course keen …

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