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Kim Dotcom: all Megaupload servers ‘wiped out without warning in data massacre’

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Kim Dotcom has accused the US government and Leaseweb, one of the hosting providers of former file-sharing site Megaupload, of deleting millions of personal files “without warning.” The information stored on the dormant servers – “petabytes of pictures, backups, personal & business property” – was what Dotcom called evidence in the case US authorities launched against him in January 2012. ... Read More »

Kim Dotcom releases footage of the illegal government raid

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[youtube height="400" width="550"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmObwguVmEI[/youtube]   A lot of footage of the raid on Kim Dotcom’s home already hit the internet a while ago, but now Kim Dotcom has put together a little package himself including unseen footage from his network of CCTV cameras around the mansion. The new footage shows how many officers entered the property that day, armed with semi-automatic weapons, ... Read More »

Kim Dotcom set to revolutionize the internet

Kim Dotcom on Mega, Hollywood, the internet and copyright enforcement - video

A defiant Kim Dotcom vowed to win his upcoming extradition hearing during the Sunday night launch party for his new project, Mega. Dotcom, the founder of the now defunct file-storage site Megaupload, held a press conference Sunday evening at his Coatesville, New Zealand mansion in order to celebrate the unveiling of his latest endeavor as well as commemorate the one ... Read More »

Echelon spy network secrets to be revealed in Megaupload copyright case

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There was a lot of buzz a decade or so ago about Echelon, an international electronic surveillance network said to link the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand. A flurry of stories covered the connections among the five countries, speculation about the network’s capabilities, and rumors about Echelon’s targets in a post-Cold War world. The European Parliament even produced ... Read More »

‘Free broadband for all Kiwis!’: Kim Dotcom

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s rebooted file-sharing site “Mega” has a problem: New Zealand only has one transpacific fiber cable network to carry all that new traffic. His solution: build a new one. The plan itself is of course not new, as New Zealand-based Pacific Fibre hoped to build the 7,920 mile, $350 million international internet link by 2014. Having failed ... Read More »

Kim Dotcom claims US spied on him through Project Echelon

Kim Dotcom surveillance bill

In the latest episode of the ongoing saga of accused criminal mastermind Kim Dotcom, the Megaupload founder says he suspects that the illegal intelligence New Zealand authorities collected on him was shared in real-time with American authorities. The US government says Dotcom masterminded a multi-million-dollar copyright infringement conspiracy by running the Megaupload cyberlocker, and although the authorities refuse to release ... Read More »

Big Brother is WWWatching You

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[youtube height="400" width="550"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o66FUc61MvU[/youtube]   Juice Rap News: Episode 15 – Big Brother is WWWatching You. September 2012 rocks around with some crucial developments in the ongoing struggle over the future of the internet. Will it remain the one open frequency where humanity can bypass filters and barriers; or become the greatest spying machine ever imagined? The future is being decided as ... Read More »

ReUpload: Kim Dotcom promises ‘massive global network’

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Kim Dotcom has promised to “turn this world upside down” with a new, revamped MegaUpload. The “massive global network” will allow users to encrypt all data transfers and will be available to hosts outside the US. The embattled German-Finnish businessman announced some of the features of the new cloud-sharing website via Twitter. One feature would allow users to encrypt their ... Read More »

New Zealand orders FBI release evidence against Kim Dotcom

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom talks to members of the media as he leaves the High Court in Auckland

A New Zealand judge dealt a blow Thursday to US prosecution efforts against Megaupload co-founder Kim Dotcom, upholding his right to view evidence against him in order to prepare a defense against his extradition hearing. Prosecutors had hoped to overturn the decision, issued in May. New Zealand Justice Helen Winkelmann upheld the ruling. “Without access to materials relevant to the ... Read More »

10 facts about the Megaupload scandal

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  1. What is Megaupload? 
Megaupload is a provider of cloud storage services. The company’s primary website, Megaupload.com, offered a popular Internet-based storage platform for customers, who ranged from large businesses to individuals. This storage platform allowed its users to store files in the Internet “cloud” and to use, if needed, online storage space and bandwidth. 
Through Megaupload, users were ... Read More »