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Kazakhstan wins bid to get Mega IP address info on state secrets hackers

File storage site Mega has been ordered to hand over IP address information to the Kazakhstan Government that could identify a user alleged to have uploaded more than 100,000 stolen documents to the service. Hackers allegedly popped Kazakhstan networks last year, allegedly uploading the stolen documents to Mega's servers …
Darren Pauli, 13 May 2016

Dotcom's file-sharing hive Mega 'sues for copyright infringement'

A company founded by Kim Dotcom, the file-sharing website kingpin who is accused of mass copyright infringement, is reportedly suing another biz for ... copyright infringement. Cloud storage website Mega.co.nz has apparently fired legal threats at MegaSearch.co.nz, a website that lists links to downloads of unlicensed material …
Team Register, 15 Jul 2015
Kim Dotcom

It's a Mega blast: PayPal drops Dotcom's Mega

PayPal has pulled support for Kim Dotcom's Mega. Dotcom claims the decision was made following pressure on Paypal from Visa and Mastercard. Paypal, Visa, and Mastercard have been contacted for comment. In a statement Paypal refused to elaborate on the grounds of customer privacy saying only that it terminated the …
Darren Pauli, 2 Mar 2015
Megaphone

Kim Dotcom vows to KILL SKYPE with encrypted MegaChat

Megaupload maestro Kim Dotcom says he will soon unveil an encrypted video calling and chat service that he claims will mark "the end of NSA mass surveillance." In a series of tweets, Dotcom said the service, to be called MegaChat, will also doom Skype, the current king of online calling, which is thought to have been …
Neil McAllister, 30 Dec 2014
Kim Dotcom at the NZ parliamentary hearing

New Zealand Supreme Court says Kim Dotcom search warrants were legal

File-sharing kingpin and self-described pauper Kim Dotcom will need to cough up another NZ$35,000 ($26,900) after losing the latest round of his long-running legal battle before the country's Supreme Court. The sum will go to cover the New Zealand government's costs to defend warrants that were issued for searches of …
Neil McAllister, 23 Dec 2014
Kim Dotcom

Dotcom's Mega looks for a backdoor onto NZ stock exchange

Kim Dotcom’s cloud storage business Mega Ltd has announced plans to go public with a NZ$210 million (£109m) backdoor listing on the New Zealand stock exchange, which will open the firm up to a whole new level of scrutiny. Backdoor listings are usually enacted by smaller firms looking to go public without the cost and hassle of …
Phil Muncaster, 25 Mar 2014
Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom quits Mega to head new political party, fight extradition

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom has stepped down from his position as managing director of file-sharing site Mega to focus on his legal battles and his political ambitions. The loquacious entrepreneur says he plans to form a new political party in New Zealand, of which he will be head, and will lobby for "a new submarine cable, fair …
Kim Dotcom at the NZ parliamentary hearing

Dotcom, NZ PM clash over spy laws

New Zealand's proposed revisions to the laws that govern its Government Communications Security Bureau have provided a venue for political theatre by Kim Dotcom, who choppered into Wellington to speak against the bill. With only 15 minutes to speak to a parliamentary hearing into proposed spy laws in New Zealand, Kim Dotcom …
Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom victim of 'largest data MASSACRE in history'

Mega mogul Kim Dotcom says he's "in tears" after a Dutch hosting company wiped data from servers formerly used by his now-defunct Megaupload business, an act that he claims destroyed "critical evidence" in his long-running legal battle with the US government. On Wednesday, Dotcom took to his Twitter feed – his favorite …
Neil McAllister, 19 Jun 2013
The Register breaking news

Kim Dotcom claims invention of two-factor authentication

Kim Dotcom has claimed the invention of two-factor authentication, and says he has the patent to prove it. The loquacious baron of internet cloud locker Mega announced in a tweet on Wednesday that he is the inventor of two-factor authentication, just hours after Twitter announced support for the security measure. Dotcom …
Jack Clark, 23 May 2013
The Register breaking news

Dotcom plans Mega IPO as case grinds on

As a New Zealand court takes evidence so secret even Kim Dotcom's lawyers are barred from attending, the Megaupload founder has taken to Twitter to tout plans to take his latest venture public. As Bloomberg reports, the company's apparent IPO plans first emerged via a job ad for a CFO. The ad, posted at New Zealand's TradeMe …
The Register breaking news

Mega-rotund Dotcom's Mega gobbles up Bitcoin payments

Kim Dotcom has said his new Mega file-sharing website will take payment in Bitcoins, the virtual currency, from anyone who needs 500GB or more of online storage. The erstwhile boss of Megaupload, which was shut down by the Feds last year, launched its privacy-focussed sequel Mega in January; it offers a range of premium …
The Register breaking news

Rotund Mega baron Dotcom offers bounty for breaking his crypto

Kim Dotcom is offering a prize of € 10,000 ($13,600) for anyone who can break the cryptography of Mega, his recently launched cloud-based storage site. Mega's launch last month was meet by criticism from multiple security researchers. Everything a user uploads is encrypted before it leaves their browser, using a master key …
John Leyden, 1 Feb 2013
The Register breaking news

Dotcom's Mega smacks back: Our crypto's not crap

Kim Dotcom's comeback cloud storage service, Mega, has responded to criticism about its approach to cryptography and password security after security researcher Steve Thomas (@Sc00bz) released his MegaCracker tool, which cracks hashes embedded in emailed password confirmation links. In a blog post designed to reassure users, …
John Leyden, 23 Jan 2013
The Register breaking news

Kim Dotcom's Mega pops up AGAIN, now in New Zealand

Embattled internet tycoon Kim Dotcom has emerged with yet another a new domain for the promised revival of his Megaupload file-sharing site, this time located in his adopted home nation of New Zealand. Much like its earlier incarnation at www.me.ga, the new website at mega.co.nz is essentially just an advertisement for the …
Neil McAllister, 12 Nov 2012
The Register breaking news

Caterpillar plans 600 tonne godzilla-lorry robots

Those who follow the robot news will be pleased to hear that recent US military-funded driverless car contest technologies are finding their first real world applications. To be precise, American droid chiefs plan soon to unleash titanic, 600-tonne automated trucks capable of squashing flimsy human vehicles like bugs. The …
Lewis Page, 10 Sep 2008

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