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Megaupload Creator Dotcom Can Be Extradited To U.S., New Zealand Court Rules

Posted on December 23rd, 2015.

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the U.S. where he faces charges of money laundering, copyright infringement and racketeering, a New Zealand court has ruled, the BBC reported. Dotcom said he will appeal the ruling. Doctom founded Megaupload, a now-defunct website, which allowed millions of people to download songs...

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Decentralization

Kim Dotcom Talks about Meganet, His Blockchain-Based P2P Internet

Posted on October 30th, 2015.

Antihero and all-around Hollywood foe Kim Dotcom has revealed his vision for a new, evolved and more secure internet with MegaNet. Despite subtle hints teasing a new project where he proclaimed “…a new internet that can’t be controlled, censored or destroyed by Governments or Corporations with MegaNet,” Kim Dotcom hadn’t revealed much of...

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Business

Kim Dotcom Not Involved With Mega Anymore

Posted on July 31st, 2015.

In an ask-me-anything style Q&A recently at Slashdot, Kim Dotcom revealed a lot about his life. He also told anyone who was listening or reading that he was not involved with Mega anymore, and wouldn’t consider Mega safe. Here are his exact words: I’m not involved in Mega anymore. Neither in a managing nor in a...

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Business

MegaNet: Kim Dotcom’s Encrypted Networking for All

Posted on July 1st, 2015.

Which is preferable, free Internet susceptible to spying and tampering, as is the case with Mark Zuckerberg’s next big project, or encrypted, potentially very expensive, crowdfunded Internet provided by the Web’s most legendary pirate king? If you believe Kim Dotcom, world citizens will soon enough have a choice. The...

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Breaches

Snowden Documentary, Citizenfour, Nominated for Best Documentary Oscar

Posted on January 18th, 2015.

In the recent years, documentaries have been making a big impact on the topics of discussion we have in our daily life. Last year, Blackfish made headlines for highlighting the mistreatment of Orca whales, also known as “killer whales,” at SeaWorld. This year, it looks like the Edward Snowden documentary called Citizenfour, directed by...

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Rumors

US Government Complicates Kim Dotcom’s Divorce

Posted on January 16th, 2015.

Mona Dotcom, somewhat recently estranged wife of Kim Dotcom, has petitioned the government that she has a 50% stake in the assets frozen and seized with the co-operation of New Zealand. Under New Zealand law, she would be entitled to her share of these assets if she could prove that she had no knowledge of the criminal activities of her...

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Communication

Skype Compromised: NSA Documents Show Spying Agency Has Access to All Skype Messages

Posted on January 1st, 2015.

According to new documents leaked by Der Spiegel, the National Security Agency (NSA) has access to Skype voice, text messaging, file sharing and video calls. Primarily used for targeted individuals, the NSA gained access over Microsoft’s Skype service through the NSA’s PRISM program.

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Communication

Russians Rallying Against Putin Using FireChat Messaging App

Posted on January 1st, 2015.

According to reports, FireChat is becoming one of the most popular iPhone and Android apps on the market, utilized mostly by protestors across the world. FireChat is a messaging app that allows users to communicate with each other simply by organizing near one another, rather than relying on a network or WiFi connection. As history shows...

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Gaming

Lizard Squad Stops PSN and Xbox Live Takedown Possibly Thanks to Mega and Kim Dotcom

Posted on December 26th, 2014.

Earlier in December, Lizard Squad promised to take down the PlayStation Network, as well as the Xbox Live network on Christmas day to punish new gamers receiving their PS4’s or Xbox One’s. After the group had made good on their threat, both networks saw major downtime until Kim Dotcom decided to stop the madness. Access to both...