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Megaupload

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 Megaupload Sequel Banned

Domain for Kim Dotcom’s new MeGa site suspended over piracy allegations

November 7th, 2012

Kim Dotcom’s Megaupload sequel has hit another roadblock. The larger than life figure and alleged piracy kingpin previously announced that he was launching a new cloud-based file sharing service known as Mega in January. The website was expected to be hosted on the Gabon-based me.ga domain rather than a traditional .com, however the small West …

Megaupload Data Recovery

Feds say users will likely never get Megaupload files back

November 1st, 2012

Notorious file-sharing service Megaupload was shuttered last year as part of a multinational sting that did nothing to curtail illegal file-sharing and everything to place Megaupload creator Kim Dotcom in the limelight. While the flamboyant founder has vowed that the service will return in one form or another, federal prosecutors say that regardless of what new …

New Megaupload will use advanced encryption to evade copyright cops

October 19th, 2012

It’s not just the Pirate Bay that’s upping its game to thwart the copyright cops — Kim Dotcom and his Megaupload team are working on a few new tricks as well. Wired recently caught up with both Dotcom and business partner Mathias Ortmann to discuss how they’ll keep the revamped version of Megaupload, which will launch …

Kim Dotcom vows that new Megaupload will have ironclad legal protection

September 3rd, 2012

Kim Dotcom has learned his lesson and is lawyering up to ensure that when his next-generation Megaupload website launches, it won’t be vulnerable to any legal challenges. Posting on his Twitter account on Monday, Dotcom said that he is working “24/7 with lawyers, developers, designers, investors & partners” to create the “ultimate” version of Megaupload …

Kim Dotcom vows to keep America out of next version of Megaupload

August 28th, 2012

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is making a really cool new toy but he’s not letting Americans play with it due to their government’s role in orchestrating a raid on his mansion this year. TorrentFreak reports that Dotcom is planning to build a massive global peer-to-peer network that will let non-American hosts across the world connect servers …

New Zealand judge rules Kim Dotcom can see FBI evidence being used against him

August 16th, 2012

The United States government has suffered another legal setback in its case against alleged piracy king Kim Dotcom, TorrentFreak reported. Authorities involved in the case were trying to claim that the evidence they compiled against Dotcom should stay private. A New Zealand judge on Thursday upheld an earlier decision that ordered the U.S. government to reveal the …

New Zealand cops feared Kim Dotcom’s belly of mass destruction

August 15th, 2012

If anyone thought the shenanigans surrounding Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom couldn’t get any more absurd, think again. The New Zealand Herald reports that the New Zealand police justified utilizing its elite counterterrorism unit during the raid on Dotcom’s mansion in part by claiming that Dotcom might use his stomach as a weapon against law enforcement officers. According to …