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MEGA finishes up beta, brings big updates

Encrypted cloud storage site, MEGA, founded by internet entrepreneur and extradition warrior Kim Dotcom, has announced the end of its long running beta, bringing with it, a host of new features and changes that should see the site evolve into its next iteration. Some of the new features announced on …

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Kim Dotcom claims number one spot on CoD: Ghosts

Well that didn’t take long. Just a few hours after I wondered (sarcastically) where the man had disappeared to, Kim Dotcom, the Megaupload founder and current extradition trial fighter, has claimed the number one spot on Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer, marking the second time in the history of the …

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Anyone seen Kim Dotcom?

Legally embattled Kim Dotcom is a face you see online quite often. He’s regularly launching some rally, or announcing his intention to launch a new political party, or even just posting sarcastic comments about President Obama and his proclivity for spying on the world. But for the last day or …

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Kim Dotcom mocks authorities, launches Targa Rally from mansion

Nearly two years on from the raid on his mansion that saw his personal fortune, computers and – most importantly in this context – his fleet of luxury vehicles confiscated, as part of an ongoing investigation into copyright infringement and money laundering, Kim Dotcom has hosted the Targa Rally starting …

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Kim Dotcom talks up Orcon internet

Kim Dotcom has been pushing to have the internet access in New Zealand improved for a long time, but it looks like he might have finally found a company that will do it for him, as he’s now being featured in the web adverts for  internet service provider, Orcon. Coming …

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Kim Dotcom working with Newzbin to create encrypted email

Kim Dotcom is a busy man. He’s been preparing for his impending extradition trial, playing gamers for charity, announcing a new name for his music service and starting his own political party. Now, on top of all that, he’s also got plans for an encrypted email service. The announcement was …

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100 gamers line up to beat Dotcom, one succeeds

Kim Dotcom recently announced his partnership with the New Zealand gaming/tech show, DigitalNationz, which would see him face off against 100 celebrities and competition winning gamers, donating $100 to charity each time he beat one of them, but offering big prizes to the first eight people that beat him. 99 …

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Kim Dotcom pledges to sponsor NZ yacht team

New Zealand recently lost out to Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup in what was a very close run race, but that hasn’t stopped New Zealand prime minister, John Key, suggesting that there may not be enough money for another campaign run in the future. Abhorred by this idea, …

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Kim DotCom prize pool now over $22,000 worth

Tech entrepreneur and internet mogul, Kim Dotcom, recently announced that between 28th and 29th September, at the Digital Nationz show – New Zealand’s first digital entertainment expo – he would play 100 people at Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 3 and for every person he beats, he’d donate $100 to …

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Kim Dotcom’s MEGA wins NZ award for privacy

Legally embattled Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload, worker on Baboom and one day possible political driving force, has announced that his cloud backup service MEGA, has won a prize for security and privacy in 2013, from the Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards. Known as the ANZIA, these prizes are …

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Dotcom suing GCSB over illegal spying and aggressive tactics

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has announced his intention to bring legal action against New Zealand spy agency, the GCSB, over its treatment of him during his investigation and subsequent arrest. Legal papers filed with the NZ High Court accused the organisation of being excessively aggressive, and invasive when raiding his …

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Kim Dotcom to battle 100 CoD players for charity

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has pledged to take on 100 Call of Duty gamers in 1v1 matches at the upcoming Digital Nationz gaming expo, in the Vector Arena in Auckland, as part of a charity drive. For every one player Dotcom beats, he will donate $100 to charity. While this …

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Forget Megabox, Kim Dotcom is talking music with Baboom

We’ve heard a lot about Kim Dotcom’s Megabox in the past, even seeing a video teaser of some skinny jeans working on it back in September last year, but now apparently that name is dead. Following on from Dotcom’s resignation as director of encrypted backup service MEGA, he’s renamed his …

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Kim Dotcom resigns as MEGA director

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom and owner of the phoenix like, MEGA, the spiritual successor to Megaupload, has announced that he is stepping down as the company’s director, in order to focus more on his impending extradition trial, which could potentially see him booted out of New Zealand and sent to …

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Kim Dotcom spying was illegal but no charges to be pressed

Despite the fact that the New Zealand government agency, GCSB, has been found to have conducted illegal spying of Kim Dotcom and his piracy co-defendent Bram van der Kolk, it will not have any criminal charges brought against it, because of what the police describe as a lack of “intent,” on …

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Smaller movies hurt more by file locker crakdowns

Copyright lobby groups have changed their strategy for preventing illegal downloads of movies and music over the past decade. For a while it was all about suing the humble downloader/uploader, leveraging fines over tens if not hundreds of thousands of [insert any Western currency here] for sharing a few bits …

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NZ Prime Minister vs Kim Dotcom, who you got?

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom is set to go head to head with New Zealand’s Prime Minister, John Key, this Wednesday, in an intelligence and security committee to discuss potential changes to the GCSB bill, which would give the intelligence agency increased powers for surveillance of NZ citizens. Essentially, it would …

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Kim Dotcom explains how they deleted Mega gun plans

While Kim Dotcom is often seen as a folk hero of the internet, he drew a lot of criticism recently for his deletion of 3D printed gun plans from his Mega file locker website and this concerned people: partly because Dotcom has previously been all about freedom of information and …

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Movie studios want Google to censor Mega

In a move that shouldn’t be a surprise at this point, several major movie studios have asked Google to remove Kim Dotcom’s Mega site from its search engines, claiming that the file locker is hosting copyright protected content without permission. However, it’s not individual file links that the studios want …

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Kim Dotcom has tech giants by the patented balls

I write about Kim Dotcom quite often. He’s an interesting man with an interesting story, but he’s usually portrayed by journalists as one of two things: either the hard done by entrepreneur,  used as a scapegoat by governments and police authorities for international media piracy, or he’s a criminal who’s guilty …

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Kim Dotcom publishes white paper on Megaupload case

Kim Dotcom, the internet mogul behind Megaupload, Mega and the ongoing extradition trial between himself and several government authorities, has today published a white paper on his official site, explaining everything that led up to this point and how authorities conspired against him and his company. Written by Dotcom‘s lawyers …

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Kim Dotcom’s Mega appoints new CFO, launches devkit

Kim Dotcom’s sequel file locker website, Mega, has announced the hiring of a new Chief Financial Officer, Stephen Hall. Having worked at other big tech firms as President, CEO and CFO before, Mega higher ups are hailing him as just what the company needs. MEGA CEO Vikram Kumar said, “MEGA …

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Kim Dotcom lays down $500 prize: film US envoy

It’s all about Kim Dotcom today isn’t it? First it was asking whether New Zealanders actually liked the chap and now we’re talking about the media mogul’s latest twitter competition. This one though has the potential to get interesting, as he’s asking New Zealanders to film the US attorney general, …

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New Zealanders asked if Kim Dotcom should be extradited

While the world over has been arguing about whether Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom should be extradited from his adopted home of New Zealand, nobody has asked his neighbours what they think. Now though, a NZ news organisation has and the results are somewhat undecided. 3 News asked around 1,000 Kiwis …

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Mass illegal surveillance down under revealed in Dotcom case

While it’s been known for a while that New Zealand’s intelligence agency GCSB (Government Communication Security Bureau) spied on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom without legal precedent, it turns out that it may have done so in more than 80 different cases, highlighting the need for further regulation and monitoring of …

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NZ Prime Minister was friends with head of GCSB spy agency

Key FLetcher

During the Kim Dotcom extradition trial, the New Zealand prime minister, John Key, has attempted to distance himself from the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) intelligence agency that performed illegal spying on the Megaupload founder. However it has now been revealed that they were more than just acquaintances and according to some, even childhood …

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