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MegaUpload users offered data lifeline with EFF’s MegaRetrieval

MegaUpload users offered data lifeline with EFF’s MegaRetrieval

MegaUpload users with non-copyright infringing content trapped on the sized file-sharing site's servers could have a lifeline, with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and one of MegaUpload's hosts exploring data rescue possibilities. Frustration at the site's downtime turned to panic last week, when reports from US prosecutors suggested MegaUpload's inability to pay hosting bills would see data deleted. Not so, hosts Cogent Communications Group and Carpathia Hosting have since said, and now Carpathia and the EFF have launched MegaRetrieval.

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MegaUpload host denies data delete ultimatum: “Don’t call us”

MegaUpload host denies data delete ultimatum: “Don’t call us”

Carpathia Hosting, one of MegaUpload's server companies, has responded to US federal investigator suggestions that user data will be deleted from Thursday February 2, pointing out it has no access to any files and denying it supplied the cut-off date. "Carpathia Hosting does not have, and has never had, access to the content on MegaUpload servers" a company spokesperson told us this morning, "and has no mechanism for returning any content residing on such servers to MegaUpload’s customers."

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RapidShare under the microscope amid MegaUpload fallout

RapidShare under the microscope amid MegaUpload fallout

With MegaUpload facing irretrievable data loss later this week and rival services locking down their file sharing options, attention has turned to well-used but clandestine rival RapidShare AG and whether it will occupy the cloud storage vacuum or be next in line for the FBI's attentions. Worlds apart from the showy Kim Dotcom, MegaUpload's CEO, RapidShare founder Christian Schmid has focused his attentions on lobbying the US government, the WSJ reports, spending over $600,000 since 2010 to persuade them the site is a legitimate file repository and not a haven for copyright infringement.

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MegaUpload data faces deletion from Thursday

MegaUpload data faces deletion from Thursday

Data stored on seized file-sharing site MegaUpload could be deleted from as early as Thursday this week, Federal prosecutors in the US have confirmed, after the company's frozen assets stopped paying for the site's hosting. MegaUpload's attorney, Ira Rothken, has warned that the site has no way of continuing to maintain the data of around 50m users, The Guardian reports, while a US government letter regarding the case confirmed that data expected to be cited during the prosecution of Kim Dotcom, MegaUpload's CEO, and his team was merely copied from the servers rather than the computers themselves being among the grabbed assets.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 4 2012

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 4 2012

This week started with a total restructuring of the heads at RIM while they consider licensing BlackBerry 10 and Chris Davies assures us that RIM's new CEO is a Placeholder, not a prophet. Of course other than that there's just a brand new Year of the Dragon in China and a radiation storm hitting the Earth courtesy of the Sun. Auroras and full video documentation from NASA intact. And HP's webOS is now open source including its good pal Enyo - and John Rubinstein is gone!

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Legal front launched by ex-Megaupload users

Legal front launched by ex-Megaupload users

This month's complete and utter closure of the Megaupload file uploading and sharing site has created more than one ripple in the online world, the latest being with so-called "legitimate" users of the former file-sharing service launching a legal collective aiming to push the FBI into re-activating the site. What this front is basing its actions on are several laws in the Spanish Penal Code Articles 197 and 198 which protect user data inside the law's jurisdiction, this law saying that the FBI misappropriated personal data in a way that should not stand. Over 1000 ex-users of Megaupload have signed up on the first day of operation of this front, with more pouring in by the minute.

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Megaupload CEO raid captures 18 luxurious cars and one motorcycle

Megaupload CEO raid captures 18 luxurious cars and one motorcycle

When you're the kingpin of Megaupload and your name is Kim Dotcom, it's not hard to think that it's a good idea to purchase a lot of fancy electronics so you can look awesome when posting yourself sitting in your basement hacking away - but when you've gone beyond hackerdom, there's something else you'll end up purchasing: fabulous automobiles. That's what Dotcom did, and as his Megaupload and other internet-based ventures grew, he amassed what's been revealed today as a king's ransom worth of luxury cars. Amongst these were Rolls-Royce, Maserati, and 16 more in autos dating from 2012 all the way back to 1959.

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MegaUpload DIY record label plans made it a target tip conspiracists

MegaUpload DIY record label plans made it a target tip conspiracists

Was MegaUpload's sudden fall at the hands of the US government in part pushed by Universal Media Group and fears the file sharing site was about to launch a DIY record label of its own? That's the latest speculation in the ongoing digital download saga, with suggestions that MegaUpload was readying an upgrade to MegaBox, turning it into a hybrid cloud-locker, distribution platform and pseudo-label that would actually pay artists for offering their tracks for free.

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FileSonic and others cease file sharing amid MegaUpload fallout

FileSonic and others cease file sharing amid MegaUpload fallout

MegaUpload shut-down fallout continues, with rival file-sharing sites FileSonic and Uploaded.to each dramatically slimming their services to avoid allegations of copyright infringement. FileSonic has ceased any new sharing functionality whatsoever, the site now saying that "our services can only be used to upload and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally," while Uploaded.to has blocked US traffic though remains accessible elsewhere in the world.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 3 2012

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 3 2012

Incase you're wondering where Week 2 went, we've got that for you too in the form of a whole mass of CES 2012 wrap-ups, complete with videos, photos, and every bit of awesome information you could have ever hoped for in what would otherwise be a "Week in Review" post here on SlashGear. As for the week we just got done with, there's certainly a lot of aftershocks to be had as well, plus a whole mess of SOPA. As you may or may not know, this very moment in Washington there is a brand new bill numbered 1981 that's much worse than the "piracy" bills SOPA and PIPA we just destroyed - so get excited about a new war here and now!

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The Problem With Tech and Teaching

The Problem With Tech and Teaching

Let me tell you a funny story about technology in the classroom. I was teaching English at a charter school in Boston a few years ago, and my classes were working on "Macbeth." I'm always looking for new angles of attack, especially with Shakespeare, so I decided to focus on different interpretations and stagings of the play. I cut scenes from a variety of movie versions of Macbeth and showed them to my classes, so we could compare the difference. I used a Royal Shakespeare company version. I used the movie "Scotland, PA," a wonderful modern adaptation in which Macbeth's is a fast food restaurant. But my favorite of all was the Roman Polanski version, produced with funding from Hugh Hefner.

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Megaupload: Seven charged, Anti-piracy stance a sham say Feds

Megaupload: Seven charged, Anti-piracy stance a sham say Feds

Seven have been charged in the Megaupload copyright shutdown case, including site founder Kim "Dr. Evil" Dotcom, as more details on the $500m suit emerge. At least four of the seven have been arrested so far, the NYTimes reports, though the company's legal team has said in a statement that "Megaupload believes the government is wrong on the facts, wrong on the law." The dramatic shutdown of Megaupload and the seizure of around $50m in assets led to swift response by the hacking community, with collective Anonymous taking down the Department of Justice's site, along with the RIAA, MPAA and Universal Music.

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