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MegaUpload 2.0 hit a Canadian stock exchange roadblock

The reason that the launch of Kim Dotcom’s MegaUpload 2.0 did not occur on the planned 20th January launch date, was because of a Canadian stock exchange. Although MegaUpload 2.0 was set to perform a reverse takeover of a Canadian firm in order to become publicly listed and increase its …

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Mega confirms breach, but claims user data still safe

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The Mega file locker has admitted that some of its corporate data, specifically relating to its blog and help-centre system was stolen by hackers. However, it categorically denies claims that its main file locker system has been compromised, and promises users that their data is safe and secure. When initially …

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Courts order Mega to hand over U.S. user data

Kim Dotcom’s second file locker project (now disowned), Mega, has been hit with a court order in the U.S. demanding that the site hand over the user information for certain accounts. This comes after sensitive, foreign government documents were found on the site after a hack. This court action could be …

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Kim Dotcom and Mega trade barbs over service’s future

Kim Dotcom, the endlessly legally embattled founder of the MegaUpload and Mega file lockers, has recently changed his tune on the latter’s viability as a service, calling on users to back up files and warning that it’s no longer a safe place to store data. Riled up by his negative …

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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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Kim Dotcom: U.S. offered plea deal, I refused

While the United States has been pretty tight lipped about its ongoing attempts to extradite and imprison internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, the German native has been very vocal about his side of the equation. In a recent Q&A on Slashdot, the Megaupload founder even suggested that the U.S. had attempted …

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Kim Dotcom urges users to drop Mega over soured relationship

Despite having his file locker website seized along with most of his personal assets back in early 2012, Kim Dotcom has been an active entrepreneur ever since, launching several services and a political party. One of those entities was encrypted cloud storage platform Mega, which he was a big proponent …

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MEGA may sue third party search engine

Mega.co.nz, the file locker website originally set up by legally embattled entrepreneur Kim Dotcom in the wake of the shutdown of MegaUpload.com, may be about to take on a court case of its own. MegaSearch.co.nz not only allows for the searching of content on the encrypted cloud storage platform, but also …

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Kim Dotcom pens open letter to acquitted NZ MP

Legally embattled entrepreneur and MegaUpload founder, Kim Dotcom, has released an open letter discussing the recent verdict that saw ex-New Zealand politician and Auckland Mayor, John banks acquitted of all charges related to hiding electoral funding. In it he addresses some of the claims made by Banks that suggest Dotcom …

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MEGA fails in stock exchange bid

MEGA, the encrypted file locker site launched by former MegaUpload owner, Kim Dotcom, has failed in its bid to become listed on the New Zealand stock exchange through a reverse takeover, which saw it absorb TRS Investments, a company already listed. However while TRS then went ahead with attempting to change …

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Paypal kills MEGA’s account under US Senate pressure

The MEGA filelocker site was never designed to please US regulators. In-fact, if anything it was designed as a real middle finger to the establishment, after its predecessor, MegaUpload, was torn down in early 2012 and its founder, Kim Dotcom arrested in a raid on his New Zealand home. With …

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Rapidshare will close. No longer feels like sharing

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Filesharing sites tend to have pretty short lives, with most popular sites being forced to call it a day after a few years at most. Rapidshare has been though its share of ups and downs, but it has been around for a long time now, since it was first founded in 2002 …

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MEGA launches encrypted MegaChat Skype challenger

Along with MEGA, the successor to MegaUpload, one of the tools that internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has been keen to develop since the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, was an encrypted chat service. Since it came to light that companies like Skype were working with the NSA and could be …

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Kim Dotcom running low on funds pre-bail hearing

Kim Dotcom has been legally embattled for a long time now. Three years come January 2015 in-fact and as you might imagine, it’s left him tired and a little pessimistic about thee future. It’s also left him broke however, which is why his New Zealand based legal team recently deserted him. …

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Italy lifts ban on many ‘pirate’ sites

Last year Italy dropped the ban hammer on a bunch of different sites, claiming they were heavily involved in media piracy. Some of these were file lockers like Mega, while others were webmail clients like Mail.ru. Since then however, the site owners have been appealing the decision and now after nearly a …

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Yahoo to work on encrypted email service with Google

Yahoo has announced that along with search giant Google, it plans to develop an entirely secure, encrypted email service that will prevent hackers, governments or even themselves, from being able to read them – something that Mega founder, Kim Dotcom, has also pledged to create in the last year. As …

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Judge halts Megaupload civil suits

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has been legally embattled for almost two and a half years. Originally arrested during a raid on his mansion back in January 2012, he’s been fighting his extradition from New Zealand ever since. In recent months however, he’s won a few legal skirmishes, enough so that …

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Kim Dotcom to float Mega on stock exchange for $210 milllion NZ

Internet entrepreneur and polarizing figure, Kim Dotcom, has announced that his latest file locker company, Mega, is going to be floated on the New Zealand stock exchange through a reverse takeover of already listed shell company, TRS Investments – though he will still need TRS shareholder approval. According to the …

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Kim Dotcom denied access to extradition data

Kim Dotcom has been battling his extradition since January 2012. While the trial has yet to take place, having been put off several times (and now set for July this year) he’s spent a lot of time and energy merely trying to get a look at the evidence arraigned against …

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Mega CEO talks about being spied upon at TedX

There’s very few people that are ok with the idea of being spied on by government agencies and even less that like it. However when it’s going on, there isn’t a lot we can do, even if you’re a millionaire head of an encrypted cloud network. That’s the situation Vikram …

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Over 15,000 people are going to Kim Dotcom’s birthday

And you thought your swimming pool party at age 10 was impressive. Kim Dotcom, Megaupload founder and still legally embattled potential extraditee, recently announced a celebration due to take place on the 20th of January, that would not only recognise his birthday (21st) but also the two year anniversary of …

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Dan Bull is a mega fan of Mega.co.nz

British nerd rapper Dan Bull has always been a fan of file lockers. Sites like Megaupload helped him distribute his first album – until it was taken down in early 2012. Fortunately for him and for the rest of us, Kim Dotcom went on to launch Mega, a similar cloud …

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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 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 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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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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