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Kim Dotcom sues government for billions
Kim Dotcom sues government for billions
Founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload is suing the government of New Zealand for billions of dollars. Megaupload allowed users around ...... 22 Jan 2018 - 8 comments
Kim Dotcom plans to relaunch Megaupload next year
Kim Dotcom plans to relaunch Megaupload next year
Infamous MEGA owner Kim Dotcom says he plans to relaunch the original Megaupload cyberlocker in January 2017, following its 2012 shutdown by ...... 13 Jul 2016
Kim Dotcom loses extradition battle, may face charges in U.S. over Megaupload copyright infringement but will appeal
Kim Dotcom loses extradition battle, may face charges in U.S. over Megaupload copyright infringement but will appeal
After four years of fighting, Kim Dotcom has lost his extradition battle as a New Zealand District Court judge ruled that the Megaupload founder ...... 24 Dec 2015
Baboom, started by Kim Dotcom, launches to disrupt streaming music industry
Baboom, started by Kim Dotcom, launches to disrupt streaming music industry
First teased in 2011, music streaming service Baboom has finally launched. The service is inviting consumers to sign up and begin creating ...... 19 Aug 2015 - 1 comment
Kim Dotcom has more harsh words for Hollywood studios
Kim Dotcom has more harsh words for Hollywood studios
Kim Dotcom had some more harsh words for the big Hollywood studios, as he faces charges for copyright infringement thanks to his former ownership ...... 20 May 2015 - 2 comments
Did Kim Dotcom help get Xbox Live and PSN back online yesterday?
Did Kim Dotcom help get Xbox Live and PSN back online yesterday?
According to Kim Dotcom himself, the larger-than-life founder of MEGA helped save Christmas for gamers. Yesterday we reported that hacking ...... 27 Dec 2014 - 9 comments
MEGA's Dotcom fighting to get back his seized millions
MEGA's Dotcom fighting to get back his seized millions
In 2012, a Hong Kong court authorized to seizure of over $40 million worth of assets from bigger-than-life Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and ...... 29 Oct 2014 - 4 comments
Kim Dotcom's 'Baboom' music service will support FLAC streaming
Kim Dotcom's 'Baboom' music service will support FLAC streaming
In January, MEGA founder Kim Dotcom unveiled his music streaming platform Baboom in a very early beta. The platform is preparing for its ...... 23 Jun 2014
Record companies want Kim Dotcom's assets frozen
Record companies want Kim Dotcom's assets frozen
Four major music companies have joined Hollywood studios in seeking to have Kim Dotcom's assets frozen while the case against the Megaupload ...... 04 Jun 2014 - 2 comments
Kim Dotcom: RIAA, MPAA, DOJ deserve some thanks for Mega's explosive growth
Kim Dotcom: RIAA, MPAA, DOJ deserve some thanks for Mega's explosive growth
Kim Dotcom's latest venture, MEGA, has seen explosive growth in the last six months, with uploads tripling and now totaling 500 million per month. ...... 04 May 2014
Court rules that Kim Dotcom can have seized assets returned
Court rules that Kim Dotcom can have seized assets returned
Thanks to a new ruling by the High Court in New Zealand, Kim Dotcom can have his seized personal assets back, including a garage full of luxury ...... 16 Apr 2014 - 2 comments
MEGA's Kim Dotcom starts his own political party
MEGA's Kim Dotcom starts his own political party
Kim Dotcom has announced the formal launch of his own political party in New Zealand: The Internet Party. The new party is a "movement for ...... 27 Mar 2014 - 6 comments
Court: Raid on Dotcom mansion was legal, removing hard drives was not
Court: Raid on Dotcom mansion was legal, removing hard drives was not
The New Zealand Court of Appeals has ruled that police raids on Kim Dotcom's mansion in 2012 were in fact legal, but the removal of evidence, ...... 19 Feb 2014 - 1 comment
Kim Dotcom's 'Baboom' music streaming site now live in beta
Kim Dotcom's 'Baboom' music streaming site now live in beta
Kim Dotcom, the larger-than-life founder of Megaupload and now "MEGA," has introduced his Baboom music streaming site in beta. In its preview ...... 20 Jan 2014 - 2 comments
Kim Dotcom sues New Zealand over illegal raid
Kim Dotcom sues New Zealand over illegal raid
After long threatening to do so, Kim Dotcom has sued the New Zealand government over the illegal spying against him and the raid on his home ...... 15 Sep 2013 - 3 comments
Kim Dotcom is building the most secure encrypted email service
Kim Dotcom is building the most secure encrypted email service
Kim Dotcom, the founder of Megaupload (and the new MEGA), is building a super-secure, encrypted email service that is said to be the best available. ...... 15 Aug 2013 - 4 comments
FBI and police must return personal data seized in Megaupload raid
FBI and police must return personal data seized in Megaupload raid
A New Zealand court has ordered that the FBI and police must return Kim Dotcom's personal data that was seized during the raid of Megaupload last year. ...... 01 Jun 2013 - 4 comments
Mega's Kim Dotcom announces upcoming encrypted email addition to service
Mega's Kim Dotcom announces upcoming encrypted email addition to service
Kim Dotcom has announced that he plans to add an encrypted email service to the newly launched "Mega" file sharing service. The larger than ...... 27 Feb 2013
Kim Dotcom reveals Mega one month milestones
Kim Dotcom reveals Mega one month milestones
Infamous file sharing king Kim Dotcom has boasted about the early stats and milestones for his new Mega adventure. Dotcom even went as far ...... 21 Feb 2013 - 3 comments
MEGA accepts Bitcoin, will expand to secure e-mail, chat & voice, video and mobile
MEGA accepts Bitcoin, will expand to secure e-mail, chat & voice, video and mobile
Kim Dotcom has said that his MEGA cloud storage service will expand to other areas where privacy is needed, and that the service will now accept bitcoin. ...... 20 Feb 2013 - 1 comment
MEGA hack challenge turns up 7 security flaws so far
MEGA hack challenge turns up 7 security flaws so far
Kim Dotcom will be paying out to hackers. He offered hackers up to €10,000 per successful hack or exposure of security vulnerabilities ...... 11 Feb 2013 - 1 comment
Kim Dotcom offers money for Mega hacks
Kim Dotcom offers money for Mega hacks
Kim Dotcom offers cash for bugs. The freshly launched Mega cloud storage service is putting its security to the test with cash prizes for ...... 03 Feb 2013 - 3 comments
YouTube takes down MEGA launch video after takedown notice
YouTube takes down MEGA launch video after takedown notice
German music rights group GEMA was behind the misdeed. Earlier this month, Kim Dotcom launched his new file sharing cloud storage service, ...... 26 Jan 2013 - 3 comments
Kim Dotcom sets press conference for Mega launch at his mansion
Kim Dotcom sets press conference for Mega launch at his mansion
Kim Dotcom will hold next month's Mega launch presser at his mansion in New Zealand. The infamous founder of Megaupload says the conference ...... 29 Dec 2012 - 1 comment
Kim Dotcom extradition trial pushed until August
Kim Dotcom extradition trial pushed until August
Earlier this week, a New Zealand court has ruled on rescheduling the extradition hearing for Kim Dotcom. The hearing has now been pushed ...... 23 Dec 2012 - 1 comment
Kim Dotcom shows off some features of new Mega
Kim Dotcom shows off some features of new Mega
Kim Dotcom has posted a few screenshots of the upcoming Mega filesharing service, showing off some of the most used features. The site, located ...... 09 Dec 2012 - 6 comments
Megaupload helped the U.S. shutdown NinjaVideo
Megaupload helped the U.S. shutdown NinjaVideo
According to new court documents, Megaupload helped the U.S. in its investigation into NinjaVideo, which was later shut down for good. This ...... 21 Nov 2012 - 16 comments
Kim Dotcom's 'Mega' is now online
Kim Dotcom's 'Mega' is now online
After a minor setback last week, Kim Dotcom's new MegaUpload successor finally has a home. The site, which was to originally have the URL ...... 12 Nov 2012 - 4 comments
Kim Dotcom unveils Megaupload successor, Mega
Kim Dotcom unveils Megaupload successor, Mega
Mega will launch in January. The new Mega service will give users complete control, as well as full responsibility, for the files they upload ...... 02 Nov 2012 - 5 comments
Kim Dotcom speaks of new Megaupload; Bye bye Echelon. Hello Freedom
Kim Dotcom speaks of new Megaupload; "Bye bye Echelon. Hello Freedom"
Kim Dotcom has come out swinging, again. The founder of file-sharing public enemy #1 Megaupload, has said the site will be back, and this ...... 29 Aug 2012 - 8 comments
Judge in Kim Dotcom piracy case steps down
Judge in Kim Dotcom piracy case steps down
The judge presiding over the Kim Dotcom case in New Zealand has stepped down following comments he made about the U.S. Judge David Harvey ...... 19 Jul 2012 - 7 comments
Kim Dotcom blames VP Joe Biden for the shutdown of Megaupload
Kim Dotcom blames VP Joe Biden for the shutdown of Megaupload
Embattled cyberlocker founder Kim Dotcom has accused American VP Joe Biden of being the man who put the hit out on Megaupload and its related sites. ...... 05 Jul 2012 - 8 comments
Kim Dotcom released on bail, apparently no longer a flight risk
Kim Dotcom released on bail, apparently no longer a flight risk
Kim Dotcom, the founder of the now defunct cyberlocker Megaupload, has been released on bail, after a judge surprisingly decreed he was no longer ...... 22 Feb 2012 - 11 comments
Kim Dotcom loses title of top Modern Warfare 3 player
Kim Dotcom loses title of top Modern Warfare 3 player
Last week we reported that Kim Dotcom, the larger-than-life founder of Megaupload, was also apparently the top Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 ...... 25 Jan 2012 - 12 comments
Kim Dotcom had the most kills in Modern Warfare 3
Kim Dotcom had the most kills in Modern Warfare 3
Kim Dotcom, the larger-than-life founder of Megaupload, was also apparently the top Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 player in the world. Dotcom, ...... 22 Jan 2012 - 11 comments
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