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Kim Dotcom MegaChat

Kim Dotcom’s new encrypted MegaChat service will compete with Skype

January 22nd, 2015

It’s about a year late, but Kim Dotcom’s encrypted audio and video calling service has finally arrived. Dotcom and the Mega Conspiracy Team announced on Thursday that MegaChat has officially entered public beta, allowing users to place video calls and share files with their contacts over a secure line.

Megaupload Lawsuit Hollywood Studios

Hollywood is suing the now defunct Megaupload and its former employees

April 8th, 2014

Megaupload might be dead, but that doesn’t mean the movie industry is done rifling through its corpse. TorrentFreak reports that Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Paramount Pictures, Universal, Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros. have banded together to file a lawsuit against Megaupload and former employees Kim Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann and Bram Van Der Kolk.

Kim Dotcom Mega Messaging Service

Kim Dotcom’s NSA-proof messaging, video chat service due in 2014

November 8th, 2013

It’s been months since Kim Dotcom triumphantly returned to the digital world with the launch of Mega and now the mercurial German-born Kiwi has set his sights on some even bigger ambitions for 2014. In a company blog post this week, Mega outlined its plans for new services next year that will include both encrypted …

Kim Dotcom Mega Encrypted Email Messaging

Kim Dotcom plans to release NSA-proof email, messaging for Mega users

July 11th, 2013

Kim Dotcom is producing a special treat for Mega users who want to communicate without any risk of getting intercepted by the National Security Agency. TorrentFreak reports that Dotcom plans to launch an “encrypted messaging service in four to six weeks” that Mega CEO Vikram Kumar says is designed to address “global concerns over governments collecting, storing, …

Kim Dotcom New Zealand Spying Law

Kim Dotcom slams New Zealand government over spying plans

July 4th, 2013

Kim Dotcom is giving a big thumbs down to a new proposal that will let New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau spy on its own citizens. Reuters reports that the Mega founder told a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday that expanding the GCSB’s surveillance powers would be a big mistake because it would push New Zealand into “the …

Megaupload Data Deleted

Kim Dotcom fumes as Megaupload user data gets erased

June 19th, 2013

Kim Dotcom’s old file-hosting website Megaupload has been wiped from the Internet. The website was shut down by the Department of Justice in January of 2012, and Dotcom was arrested and charged with racketeering and money laundering. The data for millions of Megaupload users, however, remained stored on hosting company LeaseWeb’s servers. It was revealed …

Kim Dotcom Trial Jail

Kim Dotcom claims he will never end up in a U.S. prison

March 13th, 2013

Despite significant victories by the United States, accused piracy kingpin Kim Dotcom claims he will never be locked up in the United States. The founder of file-sharing service Mega, and formerly Megaupload, appeared at the South By Southwest conference in Austin this week by way of Skype to talk about his ongoing legal battles with …

Megaupload Shutdown Movie Sales

Study: Megaupload shutdown boosted movie sales

March 7th, 2013

It looks like the entertainment industry may have gotten its money’s worth after law enforcement officials shut down Kim Dotcom’s Megaupload last year. The Wall Street Journal reports that movie sales increased significantly after Megaupload went offline, according to new study conducted by Wellesley College assistant professor of economics Brett Danaher and Carnegie Mellon University professor …