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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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Mega now accepts Bitcoin as payment, also hints at e-mail, chat, voice expansion

Mega now accepts Bitcoin as payment, also hints at e-mail, chat, voice expansion

Kim Dotcom has just announced through Twitter that Mega, his successor to Megaupload, will now be accepting Bitcoin as payment for its cloud storage services. You can purchase your Mega service with Bitcoin through Mega's newest reseller, Bitvoucher. Bitcoin is a P2P digital currency that allows you to instantly make a payment to anyone, anywhere in the world. It does not operate under a central authority, such as banks or the government, but instead is operated by only the Bitcoin network. This allows everyone to be able to use its services, and it also allows users to make payments that cannot be traced by the government.


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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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Mega launches with issues all around, “smooth experience” coming soon

Mega launches with issues all around, “smooth experience” coming soon

Kim Dotcom's second brainchild officially launched yesterday, and while everything was obviously supposed to go smooth, it didn't. It turns out, the new service claimed that one million users signed up on day one alone, and when you're not expecting that big of a crowd, things can get cluttered fairly quickly. Many users reported issues with Mega, most notably that they weren't able to upload files.

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Mega claims 1 million users on day one

Mega claims 1 million users on day one

According to none other than Kim Dotcom himself, Megaupload's replacement Mega has attained 1 million users in the first day it's been active. This of course includes those users that got early access, and the announcement was made at Dotcom's own mansion in New Zealand at a conference clad with fireworks and scantily clad ladies. The event spoken of here took place early this morning (or at night if you were there in person) and was described as "insane" by some choice attendees.

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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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Instra Corporation announces that it will provide technical and customer support for Mega

Instra Corporation announces that it will provide technical and customer support for Mega

The New Zealand registrar Instra Corporation has announced that it will provide customer support and billing for Mega.co.nz, the replacement for Megaupload set to launch on January 19. This comes after the aforementioned cloud storage service - largely the home of copyrighted content - was taken down by the US government. The new iteration of the service is based out of New Zealand.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: January 17th, 2013

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: January 17th, 2013

This week it's all about the after-shocks of CES, and that means apps galore, denials of wrongdoing, and lots of super fun reports of malware. New devices continue to flow after CES's departure including the iriver ULALA smartphone, Genius Gila gaming mouse, and Satechi USB 3.0 aluminum external hard drive enclosure. You'll want to be following the Aaron Swartz story as well - this isn't over yet!

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