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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.

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

More details emerge on Kim Dotcom’s NSA-proof email service

August 14th, 2013

With secure email services such as Lavabit closing their doors, the fate of encrypted email may lie with the world’s most infamous German-born New Zealand resident. ZDNet reports that Kim Dotcom and his Mega team are working on a new email service that will “run on its entirely non-U.S.-based server network” and will thus will …

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 Mega Takedown

Kim Dotcom has Hollywood studios begging Google to censor new Mega service

May 28th, 2013

Kim Dotcom’s new Mega file hosting service has gotten the attention of Hollywood. Warner Bros. and NBC Universal have asked Google to remove Mega from its search results, claiming that it is hosting copyrighted content on its servers. Dotcom responded to the requests in a statement to TorrentFreak, calling it the requests the same “unreasonable …

Mega Mobile Apps

Mega exec predicts new apps will double website’s users to 6 million

May 1st, 2013

Kim Dotcom’s Mega file-sharing site could get a mega boost with the launch of its mobile apps. New Zealand’s Stuff reports that Mega chief executive Vikram Kumar “expects the number of people using Dotcom’s new Mega online file storage service to double in about a month to more than 6 million” now that the site is …

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 …

Kim Dotcom Mega Numbers

Kim Dotcom crows about Mega success, cites 3 million users in just a month

February 20th, 2013

Kim Dotcom has never been shy about tooting his own horn, and this week he boasted on his Twitter account that his new Mega file-sharing website now has more than 3 million users. It has also hosted more than 125 million files ever since coming online just a month ago. Dotcom said that Mega’s encryption …