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 shareholder capacity. The company has suffered from a hostile takeover by a Chinese investor who is wanted in China for fraud. He used a number of straw-men and businesses to accumulate more and more Mega shares. Recently his shares have been seized by the NZ government. Which means the NZ government is in control. In addition Hollywood has seized all [...]
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 MegaUpload founder and potentially most successful pirate-by-proxy ever, has been alluding to a new communications protocol dubbed MegaNet for years. In a more recent interview, included below, Dotcom tells Max Keiser that MegaNet is a real ambition that currently has raised $40 million through private crowdfunding. Dotcom also intends to raise another [...]
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 networks ranged from limited to none at all, but Kim Dotcom apparently had enough of it. In a private message with someone claiming to be a leader or at least the mouthpiece, for Lizard Squad, Kim Dotcom supposedly paid an uncalled for ransom to get both networks back online.
Kim Dotcom owns an encrypted upload service called Mega. [...]