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Megaupload case stalls as evidence seize & share judged illegal

Megaupload case stalls as evidence seize & share judged illegal

The massive US copyright infringement case against Megaupload founder Kim DotCom has found itself in choppy waters, after courts found search warrants used to seize data were invalid. In addition to New Zealand police acting without due process in their evidence collection, the New Zealand Herald reports, Justice Helen Winkelmann also decided that the FBI's cloning of the confiscated hard-drives was invalid, as DotCom had not given his own consent to the process.

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New Zealand Court asks US for all Megaupload evidence

New Zealand Court asks US for all Megaupload evidence

It has been a while since we've heard anything in the case against Megaupload and its managers brought by the United States. The US has been trying to extradite Megaupload owner Kim Dotcom and other managers to stand trial over alleged copyright infringement among other things. Dotcom and the other Megaupload principles are still in New Zealand and have yet to be extradited.

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Facebook’s $16bn IPO means nothing today

Facebook’s $16bn IPO means nothing today

The biggest tech event of the year - if you believe the financial pundits - has been and gone, leaving analysts, shareholders and Mark Zuckerberg to pick through the remains of the Facebook IPO. Seldom have so many gathered to stretch credibility and understanding to talk about so little. In the end, despite stock flat-lining in a way that sent delicious shivers of schadenfreude down the spines of those who still can't quite see the worth in shared contemplation of navels, Facebook has more than $16bn of extra cash in its account. For actual Facebook users though - in fact, for just about everyone, even if they're now a shareholder in the company - the IPO is, so far, gloriously irrelevant.

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Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Creative Cloud official

Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Creative Cloud official

Adobe has officially launched Photoshop CS6, the latest version of its famed image processing software, along with Adobe Creative Cloud, a subscription-based hub offering desktop and mobile tools as well as cloud-sync. Fourteen new apps, either new or updated, have been revealed as part of Photoshop CS6, with Photoshop itself getting new tools and a new Mercury Graphics Engine to use GPU acceleration to boost editing and processing speed. Meanwhile, if the high upfront cost of previous Creative Suite iterations has dissuaded you (or even sent you scurrying to pirated copies) then Adobe hopes its new subscription packages will lure you in.

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MPAA doesn’t want Megaupload data transferred

MPAA doesn’t want Megaupload data transferred

Not long ago the hosting company based in Virginia where Megaupload stored the 25 PB of data customers have uploaded sought relief from the courts. While Megaupload and its founder Kim Dotcom had been battling in court, the hosting company claims it is spending $9000 a day to retain the massive amount of data. The hosting company, Carpathia, had previously sought to get the courts to offer it some relief from the massive costs until the court case was decided.

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Photoshop CS6 sees half-million Beta downloads

Photoshop CS6 sees half-million Beta downloads

Eager Photoshop users keen to play with Adobe's recently released CS6 Beta downloaded the pre-release version over 500,000 times in the app's first week of availability. Released last Thursday, the Photoshop CS6 Beta debuts straightforward tilt-shift creation tools, as well as new text editing abilities; it also includes the CS6 Extended 3D editing features and quantitative imaging analysis tools that, once the final version of the software drops, will be a paid extra.

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Megaupload claims US Military uploaded 94,245 gigabytes

Megaupload claims US Military uploaded 94,245 gigabytes

In an interview two weeks ago, Kim Dotcom revealed to Torrentfreak that a number of Megaupload’s users were from the US government. In new emails, Dotcom has given exact details as to which governmental bodies were using the service, as well as upload statistics. The information was uncovered as part of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s effort to get legitimate data off the site and back into the hands of users.

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MPAA may use retained Megaupload data for more suits

MPAA may use retained Megaupload data for more suits

The Motion Picture Association of America wants Megaupload's hosting service to retain a whopping 25 PB of customer data that is stored on its servers. It's allegedly costing the host, Carpathia based in Virginia, about $9000 each day to store the massive amount of user data. The MPAA's court filing shows that Hollywood may use that store data in suits of other organizations associated with Megaupload.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 13, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 13, 2012

It's been an above-average set of hours since our last big update, with both the nighttime hours and the morning being full of big drops such as Sony's brand new a57 DSLR and the awesome new set of S-Series ultra-slim LED backlit LCD displays from Acer. Meanwhile Twitter has decided to purchase Posterous and the Costa Concordia is getting searched by robots. Of course we're not going to start the day without your fair share of iPad news, with Apple speaking on Proview in the early morning hours.

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