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Kim Dotcom claims companies infringe on his patent, asks them to fund his defense

Kim Dotcom claims companies infringe on his patent, asks them to fund his defense

Kim Dotcom, the Internet maverick behind the now-defunct Megaupload, went on to replace his government-squashed file hosting website with the newly launched service Mega. All of this followed the police raid on his home in 2012, prompting a legal battle and eventual lawsuit against New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau, also known as GCSB, for illegal spying. Now he has taken to Twitter, claiming that many big-name companies, including Google, Twitter, and Facebook , have infringed on his two-step verification patent, and in return he is asking for help funding his legal defense.

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Kim Dotcom can sue the New Zealand GCSB says courts

Kim Dotcom can sue the New Zealand GCSB says courts

A new wrinkle has been unveiled in the legal saga of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and his battle against extradition to the United States. Dotcom and other members of the Megaupload team stand accused of copyright infringement among other things and face huge fines and prison time. A court in the Zealand ruled this week that Dotcom can file suit against the New Zealand spy agency.

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Kim Dotcom: Mega will “take encryption to the mainstream”

Kim Dotcom: Mega will “take encryption to the mainstream”

This week the next-generation iteration of online file hosting known as Mega has taken hold, its creator Kim Dotcom making it clear in an interview that this is no Megaupload, his goal being to usher in a new era for the web. This interview took place with the Wall Street Journal and included no lack of assurances from Dotcom that this web service would not end up like the last. Singing some of the same tunes as he did this past weekend at the official launch of the service from his own New Zealand mansion, Dotcom made clear: "Every single pixel on that site has been looked at by lawyers, and of course we are fully compliant with all laws."

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Kim Dotcom’s Mega launches for early-access users

Kim Dotcom’s Mega launches for early-access users

Remember Megaupload? It was the file-sharing service created by Kim Dotcom that ended up being shut down and resulted in Dotcom's house being raided, along with some more shenanigans of some kind. However, the dust as settled and Dotcom is back with a new service called Mega that looks to take on Dropbox and other cloud services. Mega officially launches tomorrow, but early-access users got a peek at it today.

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Kim Dotcom’s Mega returns with New Zealand domain

Kim Dotcom’s Mega returns with New Zealand domain

Kim Dotcom has experienced a few ups and downs in the past couple of weeks. First he announced that he would be launching the successor to Megaupload, simply called "Mega." Before the new site could launch, however, when Gabon's government decided that it didn't want Kim Dotcom to set up shop and suspended the Me.ga domain. That didn't stop Kim Dotcom from trying again though, this time coming up with a new domain for Mega that's based in New Zealand.

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Kim Dotcom’s Me.ga domain killed before new site could launch

Kim Dotcom’s Me.ga domain killed before new site could launch

Kim Dotcom is still fighting a legal battle in New Zealand against the United States over alleged copyright infringement and piracy. Dotcom's website MegaUpload remains closed and the fate of legitimate customer data stored on the company servers remains unclear. Dotcom had said that he would launch a new cloud-storage service in January using the domain Me.ga.

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Dotcom may have been spied on weeks before New Zealand authorities admit

Dotcom may have been spied on weeks before New Zealand authorities admit

The case against Kim Dotcom and his website Megaupload continues to confuse and astound many people who are following the trial. The New Zealand Herald claims to have obtained details showing that telecom engineers working for a technology services company called Gen-I have found evidence that Dotcom's Internet connection at his mansion in New Zealand was being monitored weeks before the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau admits to.

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