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Kim Dotcom Good Times Album Review: What a Mess

Following news that Kim Dotcom has launched a new music-streaming service called Baboom, I had a listen to the only available album on the site, Good Times, written and produced by Mr. Dotcom himself. Read More >>

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The Megaupload Takedown Killed at Least 10 Million Innocent Files

When Megaupload got taken down two years ago, it took a whole hell of a lot of data with it. And eventually it got obliterated. Some of it was pirate data, sure, but a lot was legit too. And new research shows that, at the very least, ten of million innocent files got the axe. Read More >>

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A Whole Tonne of Megaupload Data Just Got Obliterated

If you had your heart set on getting back some of the data you had stored on Megaupload, now would be a good time to stop hoping. According to Kim Dotcom, petabytes of user data have already been deleted off old Megaupload servers. Thousands of pirated movies cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Read More >>

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The FBI Has to Give Kim Dotcom His Hard Drives Back

The High Court of New Zealand just ruled that the FBI has to give slews of Kim Dotcom's digital property back to him. The agency—along with officials in New Zealand—screwed up pretty badly, indeed. Read More >>

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Kim Dotcom Is Concerned Enough To Take 3D Printed Gun Plans Off Mega

In a statement to TechCrunch that was conspicuously devoid of live-tweeting, helicopter chases or any underwater components, Kim Dotcom announced that he has instructed the Mega staff to delete any public copies of the blueprints for this week's fully 3D-printable gun. Read More >>

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Kim Dotcom Gets Permission to Sue Kiwi Secret Services

The absolute mess surrounding the prosecution of Kim Dotcom just got a little messier, with courts ruling that the former Megaupload boss can sue local spy agencies for illegally monitoring his communications. Read More >>

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The Carcass Of Megaupload Still Gets Millions of Visitors a Month

It's been over a year since Megaupload was ripped from the fabric of the Internet, and its successor has already risen to fill the hole. But Megaupload was a truly gargantuan site. So much so that it's still getting millions of visitors per month, even though there's nothing there. Read More >>

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Kim Dotcom Is Stranded in the Middle of Nowhere and Live-Tweeting About It

Kim Dotcom is a character. Giving the finger to the government that took his site down by setting up a new one. Throwing a press conference complete with a fake FBI raid, pyrotechnics and dancers. Demolishing cheap lawn furniture. Now, thanks to helicopter problems, he's stranded in the middle of nowhere. Ever the showman, he's making something of an event of it. Read More >>

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One Important Way Mega Is More Law-Proof than Megaupload

Mega is here, and you've been hearing a lot about its encryption, as well as it not really working too great just yet. But maybe the most important thing is Mega's promise of being less of a lawsuit magnet. A lot of steps have been taken there, but there's one that stands out as the biggest: Mega doesn't use de-duplication. Read More >>

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Kim Dotcom's Mega Manifesto: "Privacy Is a Basic Human Right"

The launch event for Kim Dotcom's Mega broadcasted to the word live from his mansion in New Zealand was a huge spectacle of lofty ideas. Mega isn't just super-private file storage in the cloud. It's a political statement: Privacy is a basic human right. Read More >>

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Mega Uses Random Data From Your Mouse and Keyboard To Beef Up Its Already Insane Encryption

Kim Dotcom's newly launched Mega is determined not to get screwed over by the rozzers the way MegaUpload did, and the trick is encryption, lots of encryption. Mega's really going that extra mile too: it's using your random mouse and keyboard data to strengthen your crypto keys. Read More >>

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Kim Dotcom's Mega Is Now Open To the Public

Mega, Kim Dotcom's big, flashy new copyright-dismantling file-sharing/storage site with encryption up the wazoo has finally launched. You can head on over and sign up right now. That is, so long as the site can hold under the crazy traffic. So far, it looks like it's getting crushed under traffic. Different people are experiencing different things. Read More >>

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Kim Dotcom's New File Sharing Service Users Will Have 50GB Free Storage

Kim Dotcom seems firmly determined to give the megafinger to the Feds and continue with his meganew file sharing megaproject after megaupload was megashutteddowned. He claims his new Mega will give 50GB of storage space to every user. For free. If true, it will obliterate Dropbox and Skydrive. Read More >>

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Confirmed By Science: Blocking Pirate Sites Does Bugger All

Yes, that's right. Someone actually bothered to do a study, crunch the numbers, and come to the same conclusion as everyone else -- blocking pirate sites does nothing to stop piracy. Fact. Read More >>

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Surprise! Kim Dotcom's New Mega-Site Looks Like a P2P Client

Oh Kim Dotcom, will your exploits never cease? He's in court battling extradition to the United States, and simultaneously developing a new product that's probably going to piss off the copyright holders who are coming after him for Megaupload. Genius! Read More >>

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Piracy Boosts Box Office Takings Through Word-of-Mouth Positivity

A bizarre link between piracy and cinema-going has been uncovered, only it's not what you'd expect. The closure of piracy portal Megaupload coincided with a slight fall in cinema attendance, as the critical word-of-mouth internet recommendation engine faltered. Read More >>

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